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Case Study: Pro-active Log Review Might Be A Good Idea
Verizon ^ | January 14th, 2013 | Andrew Valentine

Posted on 01/15/2013 6:43:14 PM PST by GOPsterinMA

Such a case came about in 2012. The scenario was as follows. We received a request from a US-based company asking for our help in understanding some anomalous activity that they were witnessing in their VPN logs. This organization had been slowly moving toward a more telecommuting oriented workforce, and they had therefore started to allow their developers to work from home on certain days. In order to accomplish this, they’d set up a fairly standard VPN concentrator approximately two years prior to our receiving their call. In early May 2012, after reading the 2012 DBIR, their IT security department decided that they should start actively monitoring logs being generated at the VPN concentrator. (As illustrated within our DBIR statistics, continual and pro-active log review happens basically never – only about 8% of breaches in 2011 were discovered by internal log review). So, they began scrutinizing daily VPN connections into their environment. What they found startled and surprised them: an open and active VPN connection from Shenyang, China! As in, this connection was LIVE when they discovered it.

(Excerpt) Read more at securityblog.verizonbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: balls; computers; internet; scam
Turns out an employee had outsourced his work to a consulting firm in China and FedEx-ed his VPN token to them paying them about 20% of his salary. Even better he appeared to be pulling the same scam at multiple companies at the same time. Ballsy!
1 posted on 01/15/2013 6:43:28 PM PST by GOPsterinMA
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To: GSP.FAN; nutmeg; DarthVader; Impy; Perdogg; sickoflibs; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; ...

This guy deserves an award!


2 posted on 01/15/2013 6:47:28 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

There is a fine line between lazy and genius sometimes


3 posted on 01/15/2013 6:50:51 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: GOPsterinMA

Bob was running his own H1-B program without the need for that pesky immigration thingie. WTG Bob!


4 posted on 01/15/2013 6:58:57 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Seriously, he sent his VPN token to China? What an idiot.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 7:00:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Fai Mao

You’re right!

I immediately had thoughts of the movie “Office Space” when I read this article.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 7:02:08 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: NonValueAdded

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 01/15/2013 7:09:14 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: mnehring

He didn’t care...and got paid not to.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 7:09:50 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Not said was whether the company hitrd the Chinese guys for 20% and fired all their workers.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 7:44:46 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

10 posted on 01/15/2013 7:57:27 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

the word of the day for girl enthusiasts is:
Nicole Kidman of 2003 variety.

The Human Stain (movie)


11 posted on 01/15/2013 7:57:27 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Meh. I was never much into her.

“The Human Stain” ? Is that Bubba’s autobiography ?


12 posted on 01/15/2013 8:21:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Fai Mao
There is a fine line between lazy and genius sometimes

I have always said that laziness is the mother of invention. If you enjoyed the work, you'd just keep doing it, and not try to find a better way.

13 posted on 01/15/2013 9:04:10 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: fieldmarshaldj

yep!!! that is where they got the title!!! From the Bubba thing with Monique.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 9:39:01 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Monique ? Was that one of his Black hookers ?


15 posted on 01/15/2013 9:44:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom United States President Bill Clinton ...

LORDY, LORDY, LOOK WHO’S FORTY!


16 posted on 01/15/2013 9:50:12 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Oh, yes. The vaginal humidor.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 10:01:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; Perdogg; BillyBoy

It’s about a “high yella” (the lighter than Halle Berry people you look at and wonder “hey is he like slightly black? I bet he is.” ) Black professor who passes as a Jew. I’ve never seen the whole thing. As a young man he’s played by Wentworth Miller, a real life quasi-Black guy, as an old man, Anthony Hopkins.

As an aside I find “high yellow” women like Rashida Jones very attractive.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 10:58:04 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Defiant; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; VeniVidiVici

I think the guy got the idea from here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYaZ57Bn4pQ


19 posted on 01/16/2013 6:20:48 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; Perdogg; BillyBoy

Nicole Kidman peaked in “Days of Thunder”. She’s yet ANOTHER victim of bad plastic surgery and too much smoking. Y U C K !

“As an aside I find “high yellow” women like Rashida Jones very attractive.”

You bet!

“Halle Berry”

Keep her away from the driver’s seat and HELL YEAH!!!


20 posted on 01/16/2013 6:26:11 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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>> As an aside I find “high yellow” women like Rashida Jones very attractive. <<

Troian Bellisario, from the NCIS and Pretty Little Liars fame (though I remember her best as the cute little kid on a Quantum Leap episode) is 50% black. (Her father is producer Donald Bellisario and her mother is actress Deborah Pratt) I doubt anyone would guess that from looking at her:


>> Nicole Kidman peaked in “Days of Thunder”. She’s yet ANOTHER victim of bad plastic surgery and too much smoking. Y U C K ! <<

I haven't seen her in a film in a while, although the last time I saw her she still looked attractive. What drives me nuts about Nicole Kidman lately is she increasingly WHISPERS all her lines in movies from the last 10 years. It's extremely irritating now. Geesh, lady, SPEAK UP!

21 posted on 01/16/2013 7:42:46 AM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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WOW!!! She looks white...Italian or some type of Spanish...HOT!!!

Nicole Kidman: Maybe she thinks when she whispers it’s sexy...


22 posted on 01/16/2013 8:43:55 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

I haven’t seen NCIS in a couple years since they put something else on at the same time that I wanted to watch more (I forget what it was). I’ll catch up with it eventually. Though I see she was only on that a couple times. Never watched the chick show she’s on.

I remember a character from a Quantum Leap episode (I am lame to remember QL) NAMED Troian, weird name so I’m not surprised to learn Bellisario has a daughter by that name.

From the looks of Bellisario’s ex-wife she has plenty of white blood herself so the daughter would be under 50%. She looks like the painting “The octoroon girl”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xTqUEhWYsI


23 posted on 01/17/2013 1:26:33 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy
>> I remember a character from a Quantum Leap episode (I am lame to remember QL) NAMED Troian <<

Yeah, the funny thing is his ex-wife was playing the "Troian" character in that episode. His real-life daughter Troian appeared in a different episode, titled "Another Mother", as the 5 year old girl could see Al. (I'm a big Quantum Leap fan and have the whole series on DVD, as you might have guessed)

>> From the looks of Bellisario’s ex-wife she has plenty of white blood herself so the daughter would be under 50%. She looks like the painting “The octoroon girl”. <<

From what I've heard, Deborah Pratt simply identifies as African-American and says her family is black. I had no idea she was black until she me mentioned it. Of course, it could be like Obama where she's ignoring the white relatives. lol. Or she could just be a very light skinned black like Rev. Wright, who is lighter than the half-black Obama. (the leader of the "New Black Panthers" party looks pretty white too, ironic that all these 'hate whitey' people could pass for white) In any case, here's a photo of Pratt:


24 posted on 01/17/2013 12:54:38 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy
His real-life daughter Troian appeared in a different episode, titled "Another Mother", as the 5 year old girl could see Al.

I remember that one. I watched QL when it first aired but I was pretty young, later when it was in syndication it became my favorite show for a while, saw every episode more than once. I wouldn't mind a reunion movie while Dean Stockwell can still walk.

(the leader of the "New Black Panthers" party looks pretty white too, ironic that all these 'hate whitey' people could pass for white

Malik Zulu Shabazz (what a name)? He looks fairly Black to me.

25 posted on 01/22/2013 12:30:49 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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