Information Security News
mailing list archives
How do the FBI and Secret Service know your network has been breached before you do?
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:55:19 +0000 (UTC)
By Ellen Messmer
March 26, 2014
Knock, knock! Secret Service here. "Is this your customer payment card
By all accounts, many of the massive data breaches in the news these days
are first revealed to the victims by law enforcement, the Secret Service
and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). But how do the agencies figure
it out before the companies know they have been breached, especially given
the millions companies spend on security and their intense focus on
The agencies do the one thing companies don’t do. They attack the problem
from the other end by looking for evidence that a crime has been
committed. Agents go undercover in criminal forums where stolen payment
cards, customer data and propriety information are sold. They monitor
suspects and sometimes get court permission to break into
password-protected enclaves where cyber-criminals lurk. They have
informants, they do interviews with people already incarcerated for
cybercrime, and they see clues in the massive data dumps of information
stolen from companies whose networks have been breached.
Find the best IT Security talent without breaking your recruiting budget.
Jobs cross-posted to Simply Hired, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Hot InfoSec Jobs - http://www.hotinfosecjobs.com/
- How do the FBI and Secret Service know your network has been breached before you do? InfoSec News (Mar 27)