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News Heathrow Airport hit by USB-powered data breach

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 30 Oct 2017.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Lover of bit-tech Administrator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Amber Rudd told them not to do that. ;)
     
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    I find it hard to believe that

    a) This information was put on a USB stick in the first place
    b) A computer that doesn't have the ports off or auto encryption, which even my school locked down use back in the early 00's.

    my guess is either a really disgruntled employee or a third party sole the data and "accidentally" lost or leaked it. Surprised it was found on a train, the traditional UK wiki location for secrets.
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    this is most likely a collection of information then collated on a USB so it makes sense it was on a USB. About the encryption thing. If there's one thing we've learnt this year is a lot of big companies don't know about encryption. Also has there actually been definitive proof these are real and not just some hoax
     
  5. Ramble

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    Does seem a bit suspicious to me also.

    As usual, good opsec is the most important ingredient in the security pie.
     
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