Fake Data for Real Hackers

“Brown Printing Co., which prints popular magazines and catalogues, knew that it had valuable assets in its computer systems and that those assets — online editions and subscriber databases — were increasingly at risk with the proliferation of cyber-espionage.And so, to confront one of the newest and most damaging crimes, it turned to one of the oldest tricks in human history: deception.”

 

“Companies are tired of playing defense. They want to feel like they actually can fight back. Most of us in the industry agree that we ought to push the envelope to protect the rights and properties of U.S. businesses.”

-Michael DuBose, a former chief of the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section now at Kroll Advisory Solutions.

via To thwart hackers, firms salting their servers with fake data – The Washington Post.

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