QOTD - On the Value of Watering Holes

Unable to breach the computer network at a big oil company, hackers infected with malware the online menu of a Chinese restaurant that was popular with employees. When the workers browsed the menu, they inadvertently downloaded code that gave the attackers a foothold in the business’s vast computer network.

[...] the lesson from the incident was clear: Companies scrambling to seal up their systems from hackers and government snoops are having to look in the unlikeliest of places for vulnerabilities.
-- Nicole Perlroth, technology reporter for The New York Times

Note: emphasis is mine.

Src: Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines - NYTimes.com

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