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Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines

Gurdev Sethi
By | April 10, 2014


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“They came in through the Chinese takeout menu.”

Vincent Berk, a security expert with FlowTraq. Credit Herb Swanson for The New York Times

April 7, 2014  The New York Times By Nicole Perlroth

Unable to breach the computer network at a big oil company, hackers infected with malware the online menu of a Chinese restaurant that was popular with employees. When the workers browsed the menu, they inadvertently downloaded code that gave the attackers a foothold in the business’s vast computer network.

Includes commentary by security expert Vince Berk of FlowTraq.

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