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Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions by George Kurtz, Joel Scambray, Stuart McClure

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PART IIENDPOINTAND SERVERHACKING

CASE STUDY: INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE

As darkness settled over the leafy campus of the Zhou Song Institute of Molecular Studies on a rainy Saturday, a lone teaching assistant shuffled out of the biology building toward the train station. Tired from a long day of analyzing molecular models in the computer lab, he was looking forward to a hot meal and some online gaming. As he passed alongside the building, he thought he saw blinking lights back in the lab but assumed it was his tired eyes and thought nothing more about it.

Inside the lab, there was indeed activity. A dozen multiprocessor Linux and Windows systems hummed with activity. No one was around to notice, however, since the processing was timed carefully to ...

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