Sounds like it didn't take too much effort to persuade the chinese bank in question to block its dodgy client.
What's the chance a US bank would be so cooperative in response to a request from a Chinese victim?
Toy maker Mattel has recovered some US$3 million it shipped off to Chinese hackers who sent a well-crafted phishing email to a finance executive. The recovery was mostly down to luck: the cash was wired on a Chinese bank holiday which meant the funds were held up and returned by fast-acting authorities. Sources told …
I thought Everyone Knew the Chinese are bingo fanatics. All one has to do is mention bingo and they are reduced to helplessness as they gibber "bingo!" over and over. So every email should include a mention of the word somewhere to attempt to provoke the reader into a bingo-crazed response, the receiving of which would clearly show that one was not in fact in contact with the CFO but rather a wily luxuriantly-mustached Chinaman in a silk kimono and pillbox hat.
So, when the company experiences an embarrassing loss of monies, they get the heavies in to recoup, but when they release a product that has so many security holes you can wash and drain your vegetables in it, no one gets involved?
Fuck them, I'll be telling all my friends that have kids to boycott their products, and I'll make sure they tell their friends and associates to do the same.
Won't somebody think of the children?
"So, when the company experiences an embarrassing loss of monies, they get the heavies in to recoup, but when they release a product that has so many security holes you can wash and drain your vegetables in it, no one gets involved?"
I wouldn't say no one got involved. The crackers must have had some reason to think Mattel were an easy target.
"plastic nipple shipment"
we make those in the UK - a company in Glemsford in Suffolk (at least they did, I presume they're still there)
Some of the staff used to get bored at night and make giant-sized floppy penises around 3 feet long.
Highly funny when someone walks into a pub with one dangling out of his flies, and his mate jumps on him in front of the bar and cuts it off with a pair of scissors. Cue fainting women by the barload
> Attackers had harvested open source information on staff, and is thought sources say to have hacked Mattel in order to understand its corporate hierarchy and payment patterns.
What is 'open source information on staff' and what does 'Attackers... is thought sources say to have' mean in English?