How one hacked laptop led to an entire network being compromised


A corporate laptop being used in a coffee shop at a weekend was enough to allow a sophisticated cybercrime group to compromise an organisation’s entire infrastructure.

The incident was detailed by cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike as part of its Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook 2018 report and serves as a reminder that laptops and other devices that are secure while running inside the network of an organisation can be left exposed when outside company walls.

Crowdstrike described the company that fell victim to the hackers only as apparel manufacturer “with an extensive global presence, including retail locations”

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