How hackers manually escalated from a malicious email to a devastating, company-wide ransomware takeover in under 5 hours.

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(This article aims to contextualize an excellent incident report by I’ve used my own experience to fill in the gaps to demonstrate how these attacks affect real people in real companies.)

The Attack Started Like Many Others

Every image you post online leaks information about you. This is how anyone can find your location using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

Let’s find the exact location of this photograph together.

Open Source Intelligence In Action — Geolocating a Photograph

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the practice of using public or ‘open source’ information available on the internet to gather intelligence and gain insights on given targets. …

Craig Hays

Aspiring writer, Cybersecurity Architect, Bug Bounty Hunter, Musician, Movie Producer, Failed Skydiver.

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