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Apple gets stung by social engineering.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Adjuster

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    This doesn't sound like a 'hack' as I know the word. Sounds more like identity theft as they pretended to be him and were able to obtain private information that allowed them to be believable to anyone that asked a security or identity check question.


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  2. hamster

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    Most "hacks" are examples of "social engineering" which is basically a cute way of saying you tricked someone.

    The kind of brute force, Jolt Cola/Pizza fueled all night hack attacks you see in the movies are very very very rare. It is easier to call up the dumb receptionist and say "hey this is joe from IT, we had a server crash back here and we need to make sure your account still works... what was that username/password again?