Friday, February 07, 2014

Errata Security: That NBC story 100% fraudulent

Apparently much more to the Sochi hacking reports

"The story shows Richard Engel "getting hacked" while in a cafe in Russia. It is wrong in every salient detail.
1. They aren't in Sochi, but in Moscow, 1007 miles away.
2. The "hack" happens because of the websites they visit (Olympic themed websites), not their physical location. The results would've been the same in America.
3. The phone didn't "get" hacked; Richard Engel initiated the download of a hostile Android app onto his phone.
I had expected the story to be about the situation with WiFi in Sochi, such as man-in-the-middle attacks inserting the Blackhole toolkit into web pages exploiting the latest Flash 0day. But the story was nothing of the sort."
Errata Security: That NBC story 100% fraudulent

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