Hackers beware: Undercover cyber security sleuths can beat you at your own game.
Undercover cyber security agents pose as hackers for their clients and then leave a digital trail that attracts real cyber thieves and allows the undercover party to thwart the attack, according to The Wall Street Journal. The real cyber thieves unknowingly contact the cybersecurity firm and invite them into their circle. The cybersecurity team then informs law enforcement and is able to prevent a cyber attack.
Black Cube, an Israel-based cyber security firm, asked a bank client for access to internal data that looked like the spoils of a cyber theft. Black Cube left a digital trail giving [...]