Tom sits, tapping away at his keyboard; his monitor resembles something from the Matrix. All of a sudden, “[Access Granted]” flashes on the screen and Tom, unbeknownst to the bankers and its users, now has access to every customer’s details. A security breach of overwhelming proportions is now on our hands; and it all happened from within Canterbury Christ Church University’s Invicta building.
This scenario may sound like something from a Hollywood movie, but it’s precisely what our students from the second and third years did under the watchful eyes of Nick Murison and Alexander Evans from Cigital. Of course, the bank was fictitious, but the attacks were very real and could pose serious problems to everyone concerned. Continue reading