It’s fair to say that if you try and dare hackers to break into your accounts, it’s pretty likely that you’ll hate the outcome.
After high-profile hacks on Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, Kevin Roose got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach.
So he dared two expert hackers to spend a fortnight to gain access into his life, as long as they agreed not to reveal any of his secrets publicly or more importantly steal a shed load of money.
The hackers went to work to get deep inside Roose’s life and shit escalated very quickly. Just through using a combination of social engineering (a bit of lying and smooth talking to gain key info) and some malicious software they made it look so so easy.
This is definitely a scary reminder that technology can be as much as a hindrance as it can be a help.