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Advanced Persistent Threat Hacking by Tyler Wrightson

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CHAPTER

8

Spear Phishing with Hardware Trojans

In this phase, we’ll deploy hardware-based Trojan devices to specific individuals or groups in our target organization. These hardware Trojans can come in many shapes, sizes, and functions, and you’ll learn how to select the best hardware with the proper functionality you need to satisfy different scenarios.

As mentioned previously, the hardware Trojans are really just another manifestation of a spear-phishing attack. However, unlike the universal serial bus (USB) sticks that are able to delete all evidence of our malicious activity, these hardware devices don’t have the capability of removing themselves. This is the main reason why we don’t perform this attack until we have exhausted the other ...

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