Black Hat friendly fire – press on press hacking

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Las Vegas (NV) – The press at the Black Hat and Defcon conventions have always been somewhat exempt from hacking, but today we saw journalist on journalist hacking with editors from Eweek and News.com as the victims. 

Traditionally, the press room network has been relatively secure because the Wall of Sheep team promised to not sniff the reporters, but that promise didn’t extend to another reporter who fired up Cain and began scanning traffic.He quickly found two of his competitors on the network, logging into their respective administrator panels.  He showed us their login details complete with username and password.  We’ve blurred out the appropriate details and posted the picture below.

While the Wall of Sheep guys don’t scan our traffic, one member said, “You really shouldn’t assume anything here.”