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Social engineering stories: The sequel




Social engineering stories: The sequel
Social engineering stories: The sequel



http://www.csoonline.com/article/595303/Social_engineering_stories_The_sequel 

By Joan Goodchild
Senior Editor
CSO
May 27, 2010

John Sileo, an identity theft expert who trains on repelling social 
engineering, knows from first-hand experience what it's like to be a 
victim. Sileo has had his identity stolen.twice. And both instances 
resulted in catastrophic consequences.

The first crime took place when Sileo's information was obtained from 
someone who had gained access to it out of the trash (yes, dumpster 
diving still works). She bought a house using his financial information 
and eventually declared bankruptcy.

"That was mild," said Sileo, who then got hit again when his business 
partner used his information to embezzle money from clients. Sileo spent 
several years, and was bankrupt, fighting criminal charges.

Now that he has come out of it all innocent, he spends his time 
assisting organizations train employees on what social engineering and 
identity theft techniques look like.

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