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Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network, Revised Edition by Marcus J. Carey, Brian Baskin, Kent Nabors, Jayson E Street

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CHAPTER 1

Recon

A criminal has many targets that he or she can exploit in a day. While many exploits result in very few treasures, a lucky payoff can make the entire attack process worthwhile. In the physical world, reconnaissance would mean keeping a watchful eye out for a potential target, while focusing your efforts on a target with low risk and a high payoff. What started with bandits hiding high in the trees over trade routes evolved into using technological advances, such as telescopes and binoculars, to scout from a distance. Furthermore, technological leaps allowed for remotely operated surveillance cameras, wireless detection devices, and infrared heat scanners. The dawn of the social age has made the job even easier, as you can follow ...

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