Chapter 6 Impersonation

In Chapter 5, “Disguise,” we examined the use of disguise to overcome people's suspicions in order to access target facilities; in this chapter, we are going to take it a bit further and discuss the use of impersonation to conduct our attacks. Impersonation is a bit more involved because it requires an additional element – pretending to be someone that is known to the victim in one degree or another. In Chapter 5, “Disguise,” we saw examples of how to pretend to be someone of authority; but in this chapter, we will go a step further and show examples of how pretending to be someone specific can be useful during an attack.

Ninja were quite skilled at impersonation. Gisojutsu, or impersonation, according to Steven K. ...

Get Ninja Hacking now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.