Undercover IT expert cracks financial firm with social engineering

May 16, 2009

Businesses are so obsessed with stopping cyber criminals accessing confidential data that they are allowing villains to walk through the front door.

An experiment carried out by an IT security consultant has revealed worrying lapses in office security at a major financial services firm.

A consultant from Siemens Enterprise Communications managed to access secure parts of the company’s office building for a week undetected, setting up operations in a meeting room.

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