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Kidnapping a rtd military personnel with a hacker's help

Discussion in 'Pakistan's Internal Security' started by Mega_Man, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Mega_Man

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    "This article is based on fictional scenario any relation with the reality would be coincidental"
    "It is only to highlight security flaws in cheap home and office PCs and wifi routers"

    Please always update your wifi routers firmwares don't use any custom firmware in order to boost signal that's a scam to grab your personal info boost signal with external antennas allowed by PTA always use updated OS. If you don't buy official product install Linux it's free and open source more reliable than pirated copy.
    Get your PCs hardware checked and installed by professionals who you trust, don't buy easy to install routers and use protonmail instead of Gmail Yahoo or outlook. Take it from a former WHH. It would be alot better if military itself is providing IT support to residential areas of all the rtd officers.

    Scenario:
    A rtd military officer an enemy will prefer to target someone in charge like major colonel or why not a brigadier.
    Age between 50-70 who can read emails and send one. Prefer someone else to write it for him.

    He's on pension but looking for opportunities
    One day he gets a very specific advertisement regarding job opening for rtd military personnel at UN in that ad official website address is linked he clicked it and it led to official UN website(made up)
    He applied there and surprisingly he gets an answer.
    However The UN HR would like to meet him(to make it more believable) and they asked him to travel to UAE.
    He went there beautiful office all neat and tidy like it was freshly painted (because it was)
    He was interviewed and selected for security chief but for another south Asian country which borders are coincidentally adjacent to his origin country's enemy.
    He fly back to his own country show the fake appointment letters to his all rtd group. Everyone's happy for him and are also considering to get job in foreign countries.
    Now he packed and went to that appointed country to serve UN. when he reached the airport there was UN staff there to pick him up. And later he was chloroformed and transported to enemy country. Which is now keeping him as a leverage to free their agent who was captured during providing arms and support to terrorists in his origin country.

    How it's related to hacker?
    The site address written in ad was indeed official.
    But his entire home network was compromised days ago and router or his pc was scripted to redirect the address of the official website to their fake website.

    How redirecting works
    Imagine you type www.netflix.com
    You'll get www.netflix.com/pk
    Because the server was tasked to redirect you according to your regional IP address

    A script or a virus can take control of your PC everytime you tried to visit some websites it will take you to another
    Sometimes it happens when you download some adwares or enable pop-ups
    And router can be programmed to blocked and redirect websites.
    Like PTA is blocking all the lewd material you'll get a customize error that it's not available in your country.
    Hacker's normally use this to get credit card details or passwords of other Ids.

    A website can be set up by couple of programmers and site grabbing tools to make it look like exactly the official one.
    Not to mention entire network of his was compromised if any single PC or mobile and router was hacked.
    Pirated OS always have backdoors. And Trojans written in it's system core programming so it can't be detected by it's own or any other antivirus.
    We hackers need more than single PC and IP of different countries to operate discreetly. So we distribute pirated copies of softwares on pirate Bay like website local dealers write it on CDs/dvds and sell it to normal people and by that we have created a botnet not only we have access to every PC which is using that pirated software their personal files and passwords but we can also attack someone from their PC and IP address. And it won't be notice Botnets are also required in denial of service attacks to shutdown websites or hack one.
    If your PC is acting slower than normal always call an IT professionals.

    For all rtd folks:
    Please attend conference regarding fifth generation and cyber warfare I know they're booring than what you have experienced in your time. You folks were great and many salutes to your services.
    But please listen to the new guys it might save lives and your country will never have to consider making any deal with the terrorists in order to retrieve you.
    Peace out.
     
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    Great info.

    I think basic cybersecurity literacy is a must nowadays. Social engineering tactics are extremely effective.

    Young ones please take note and share with your elders!
     
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    I guess everything is totally fair in reality and fiction just like IC 814. ;););)
     
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    Excellent, covers everything and in a precise manner, also if you using license windows still there is a chance via browser so as must have tools install Disconnect, Popup Blocker, Adblock plus extension and most importantly spend 10 - 12 dollar per year for a licensed antivirus, in this regard i recommend kaspersky internet security
     
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    and you just gave potential terrorists a nice idea
     
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    I had similar thought about that rtd Pakistani colonel kidnapped in Nepal.

    Pakistan should also have designated cyber security force. Just like army navy airforce, a cyber force is necessary.
     
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    Modern circumstances dictate that we should have one.
     
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    If there is a threat then enemy will exploit it for their benefits. Better to educate yourself and cover yourself then being ignorant from such threats.
    I get that alot from people I raised heart beats and bp and reason behind many insomniacs with my assessments of normal innocent people I pity them and also envy them that they don't have a knowledge of cyber threats they don't cover their webcams with tapes they're still using GPS apps they don't have to mock their location every 15 seconds from software side to Antarctica with custom rom installed phone and have to destroy gps chip physically they roam around without any fear and they can sleep more than 4 hrs a day.
    I lost all that privileges 12 years ago. Because I decided to help. I am a realist and a feeler I can be in both shoes victim and perpetrator in order create scenarios based on (when) (not if) bc if I know this they will also aware of it and probably attack someday In my experience we don't have many whh more people are willing to do illegal stuff then help someone out.
    Sorry for sleeping or any other disorder caused by my articles my friend.
     
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    what is your profession ?
     
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    Rn running a business to provide network security CCTV/IP and firewall in private sector.
    And before that I was mere network administrator at private company in day time
    And at night take assignments from victimized family where I work as many professions as required to retrieve data from cyber blackmailers where police is reluncted to investigate. Some time it requires physical intrusion so
    First I was a waiter at restaurant for 2 days. Now I know how nuggets are made (2012)

    I was an Electrician who was send by electrical shop keeper to replace few breakers at feudal home.(keeping and torturing case req proof by police to investigate so had to fluctuate their power line to record video from inside) (2013)

    I was also a teacher at coaching center. Who was pissed off on specific student bc his mobile being kept ringing so I had to take it away.(recorded video case)(2013)
    I was pretty resourceful
    But
    All in past. Our police is getting better not taking any orders from political parties at least not in urban areas. so enjoying retirement from night jobs.
    Now I may be around you having breakfast.
     
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    sounds some crazy stuff
     
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    So from where did you get all that computer stuff? Self learner like most in this field or have a diploma or 4 year degree?
     
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    and did that help the victims? end of the day, this evidence is not admissible in the court of law which is acquired through illegal means or "Sourced" ........ this post is just hypothetically speaking
     
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    Both. Are you running a marriage bureau ?

    Nah not unless you tip the media working against their political agenda.
     
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    your question is inappropriate
     
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