New ‘warshipping’ technique gives hackers access to enterprise offices

Researchers have described a new technique which could be used by cyberattackers to infiltrate corporate setups — with a little help from your friendly neighborhood delivery workers.

On Wednesday, Charles Henderson, Global Managing Partner of IBM X- Force Red documented the theoretical method known as warshipping.

The technique builds upon wardialing — in which numbers are called en masse in an area to find modem-connected networks — and wardriving, the name given to hackers driving around sniffing networks.

At Black Hat USA in Las Vegas, Nevada, IBM researchers said that warshipping is made possible through the proliferation of e-commerce deliveries, now an everyday occurrence which has slowly replaced visits to traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

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Source: ZDNet