Why Hackers Find Many US Companies Easy to Hack?
Employees at Oracle gave away most number of data.
By IB Times Staff Reporter | August 8, 2011 12:07 AM EDT
Why do big companies fall prey to cyber attacks very easily? According to hackers taking part in Defcon conference, the world's largest hacking convention in Las Vegas, workers at big corporations are poorly trained in security, which makes it "ridiculously easy" for hackers to trick them and reveal key information to plan cyber attacks against them.
Employees in the big companies were even managed to use their corporate computers to browse websites suggested by hackers (contestants). If they had been criminal hackers, malicious software would have likely been loaded onto the computers, a Reuters report said.
"For me it was a scary call because she was so willing to comply," Reuters quoted Chris Hadnagy, one of the organizers of the contest at the Defcon conference in Las Vegas. "A lot of this could facilitate serious attacks if used by the right people."
A group of benevolent hackers organized Defcon in order to endorse research on security vulnerabilities, as well as to make companies aware of security issues to fix them. The weekend hacking contest was sponsored by white-hat hackers with a purpose to expose the security loopholes in companies and to encourage them to create awareness about risks of hacking among employees.
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