Spy vs. Spy

Naked Security:

Georgia's CERT deliberately infected one of its own PCs with the malware, and planted a ZIP file named "Georgian-Nato Agreement" on its drive, hoping it would prove irresistible for the hacker.

Sure enough the hacker stole the archive file and ran malware that Georgia CERT had planted inside, meaning that now investigators had control over the hacker's own computer.

This made it relative child's play to capture images of the suspect at work in front of his PC.

Hat Tip: Internet Anthropologist.

Posted by: Howie at 10:10 AM


1 Who is CERT?

There are problems in the state of Georgia with spies?

All very confusing until I went to the link.

Soviet Georgia you see...

Good for them.

Posted by: guest at October 31, 2012 10:53 AM

2 It doesn't surprise me the Russians were doing this, but it does surprise me as to how easily this guy was caught. On an similar note, the Chinese have been hacking our industrial, defense, and government computers for years; when is are we going to do anything about it?

Posted by: jim at October 31, 2012 10:53 AM

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