[clug] Offline snooping

Lana Brindley mail at lanabrindley.com
Thu Jan 30 21:12:40 MST 2014

On 31/01/14 13:36, Steve Walsh wrote:
> On 01/31/2014 01:17 PM, steve jenkin wrote:
>> They pretended to be from Telstra Bigpond ("your Internet access is 
>> about to be cut-off"),
>> from Windows Technical Support ("you have some malware on your 
>> computer")
>> and from somewhere else in Microsoft. ("you have to install an update").
> oh. Wow. Really? You're seeing that from my computer? right now? hang 
> on a sec
> <cover handset and have muffled conversation about traffic interception>
> Hi, still there? Can I confirm you actually saw the traffic come from 
> the computer? You did? Ok. hang a sec
> <cover handset and have another muffled conversation about this>
> Still There? Great. Look, I'm going to need your interception 
> enforcement tracking number. We need to escalate this, because that 
> traffic should never have been seen. Yeah, IET number, used by law 
> enforcement to track any wiretaps or traffic interception. You should 
> have one if you're seeing that sort of traffic profile, especially 
> from this particular computer. That's the whole reason we have IETNs, 
> afterall, to stop people freaking out about the traffic we produce 
> when we're going after a targeted individual. Should start with 3 
> digits, two hex characters, be about 16 characters total? I'll need 
> yours and your supervisors details so that I can get this sorted out.
> Hello?
> Hello?
> I haven't had a call back since.

That is epic. Printing this to keep by the phone for next time they call ...


Lana Brindley

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