High-tech pirates hacked a shipping company to figure out the perfect vessels to plunder

Paul Szoldra

Tech-savvy pirates once breached the servers of a global shipping company to locate the exact vessel and cargo containers they wanted to plunder,according to a new report from Verizon’s cybersecurity team.

“They’d board the vessel, locate by bar code specific sought-after crates containing valuables, steal the contents of that crate — and that crate only — and then depart the vessel without further incident,” says the report,Verizon’s Data Breach Digest.

Verizon released the report detailing 18 case studies among hundreds its RISK Team (Research, Investigations, Solutions, and Knowledge) investigated ahead of a talk on Tuesday at the RSA Conference, one of the world’s largest information security conferences.

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Via: http://www.techinsider.io/