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Low tech 'visual hacking' successful nine times out of ten

Maria Korolov | Feb. 23, 2015
Researchers were able to get sensitive corporate information just by looking around corporate offices in 88 percent of attempts, according to a new study.

"If you were a flower delivery or pizza delivery guy, you would probably be moving pretty fast," he said.

However, he added that in about half of the offices, the first piece of sensitive information was spotted within the first 15 minutes.

In addition, depending on the pretense, a hacker might have more time in the office — and a malicious insider would have all the time in the world.

 

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