SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. RSA Conference 2016 Pirates used hacked information from a global shipping companys servers to target and capture cargo ships on the high seas, and a water utilitys valves and ducts were hijacked: these are some of the more dramatic scenarios representing cases Verizons breach team investigated in the past year.
Armed pirates for several months had been strategically attacking ships in their travels on the sea, also armed with bill of lading information pilfered via a Web-borne attack on the companys content management system (CMS). The pirates would storm the ship, corral the crew, and locate specific cargo containers by searching for specific bar codes and steal the contents. Then theyd disembark and move on to their next target ship.
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