Oracle and other companies ‘punkd’ in hacking contest | BusinessWorld Online Edition

LAS VEGAS — A weekend contest at the world’s largest hacking convention in Las Vegas showed one reason why big corporations seem to be such easy prey for cyber criminals: their workers are poorly trained in security.

Amid a spate of high-profile cyber assaults on targets ranging from Sony Corp. to the International Monetary Fund, one would think that many companies would be paying special attention to security these days.

But hackers taking part in the competition on Friday and Saturday found it ridiculously easy in some cases to trick employees at some of the largest US companies to reveal information that can be used in planning cyberattacks against them.

Oracle and other companies ‘punkd’ in hacking contest | BusinessWorld Online Edition.

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