Lies, damned lies and computer security

LinuxInsider |  Security

A corporate executive who regaled attendees of a conference on HIPAA compliance with a story about how his IT security pros had thwarted a phishing attack by breaking into the perpetrator's Hong Kong-based server was himself the victim of an IT spoof, says columnist Paul Murphy. The tactics his team said they used might be doable by someone like the character Marshall on "Alias," but in the real world, unlikely.

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