Tuesday, 31 August 2010

3 IT mistakes that helped bring down Russian spy ring

An interesting article over at IT Manager Daily that describes some of the basic security mistakes made by the Russian spy ring. One thing’s for sure, they weren’t using least privilege security…

In addition to clear and enforced security policies, the spy ring could have used some better help desk support. Some laptops took months to troubleshoot, and one spy was so frustrated with her computer that she turned it over to an undercover U.S. agent who promised he could repair it.

All these mistakes go to show that the spies’ targets may not have much to worry about — and that, once again, everybody needs IT.