Wednesday, 16 January 2008

New Breed Hackers: Launch counter attacks on the Social Engineers!

Brand Killer Robots reveal::
Much of our work is conducted at the command line. Much of our time is spent in the ZONE, watching, waiting and carrying out exploits on those who threaten the good people of cyberspace.
There are times though when we need to operate outside the ZONE. When intelligence can only be acquired from those on the outside, or when we need to concentrate on tackling a physical target, rather than an online target.

Many predators spend almost all of their time attacking citizens outside of the ZONE, trying to gain influence over them so they can target them better when they’re inside the ZONE. These predators give themselves titles like “Social Engineer”, when in fact all they are - are modern-day con-men, tricksters and cheats.

More often than not we need to employ the same underhand strategies as they do. More often than not we need to do this to acquire information that is critical to our mission. More often than not we must play the same games as the very people who are set up in business to cause disorder - the so called “social engineers” themselves.

It’s all too easy for them to play out their agenda and there are literally thousands of different ways to exploit anyone from employees to charity workers to politicians. All you need is to think like a crook and you can achieve almost anything.

I know what I know
I know what I don’t know
But I don’t know what I don’t know
{Present tense}

These so called social engineers are able to hypnotise you into believing that they are trustworthy people. That they are great and likeable people to deal with. That they are in control and that you can be sure that everything is going to work out just fine when they are around. They can help you to become anything that you want to be. That your worth is because of them and when they are around they make you feel just fine about yourself. That in times of crisis they will always be there (even though when you look on the surface they are the ones who caused the trouble). They play on your desire to help others by always requesting you to give up new and important information. Under the guise that it is for some ethical purpose. Sometimes you get a little suspicious and for a time begin to lose faith, only for them to surprise you and then everything is fine. Everything they do and say seems perfect and everyday you like them more and more. Even though you’ve only known them five minutes. They seem to be able to read you. To understand your needs profoundly. As if they have always known you. Almost as if they knew you more than yourself. You have similar beliefs, they seem to know the same people as you and they always seem to be able to charm you, especially so in the bad times.
Sometimes they bring bad news which makes you angry, but they always seem to be able to get you out of a hole. Sometimes hope and opportunity seems scarce, but they always seem to be able to raise your spirits, as long as you do this or that for them. They say they prefer you when you’re acting naturally and taking things a step at a time.
At times you’ve felt like your losing your mind.
Things you should have known, but didn’t. Even things that you did know that you couldn’t remember.


Don’t trust a stranger. Listen to your heart.
Listen only to those who you know in your heart to be true.
Those who have stood the test of time and remained true.

From the 2007 book --- The Matrix Hackers

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