Since midfr0st saw the established inbound connection he had been awake for eighteen hours. His documentation of Meriabeck’s network was as complete as he needed it to be. He had been very happy when he saw they were running Exchange and had Remote Wipe set up.
To complete his goals midfr0st had been forced to involve another hacker, a pbx guy with the handle c@rri3r. VoIP he could handle but midfr0st didn’t want anything to do with what he thought was the old school – the noise from his old modem still haunted him. Sooo slow, he thought. Midfr0st didn’t want to have anything to do with c@rri3r but the job had to be done and the pbx hacker was happy to do it for $2000.
midfr0st had just finished writing the press release that Meriabeck was going to release. He realized that the deadline was two weeks away but he already had everything he needed to set it in motion.
It was 8:25 PM, Thursday. I’ll drop the bomb tomorrow, midfr0st though while switching off his screen, time for some coffee.
Walking to a nearby coffee shop midfr0st thought about what would happen tomorrow. He was going to issue a press release to some selected financial magazines stating that Meriabeck had received an enormous order and a service contract for the coming five years from Tamaka Industries, a huge company located in Singapore.
The fourteen hours time difference would mean that the head office in Singapore would be closed and unable to confirm or deny the press release.
midfr0st had also written a piece he would add to the Meriabeck public web page to add to the spice. Although he didn’t consider himself much of an artist, midfr0st was quite proud of the image he had merged from two photographs where the CEO of Meriabeck was shaking hands with the CTO of Tamaka Industries.
Since midfr0st knew the photo was a fake he could spot the rough edges very quickly, but for others not expecting a forged picture on meriabeck.com it would pass scrutiny for at least a few hours.
A few hours is all I need, midfr0st thought and took a sip of his fresh cappuccino.
[tags]security, stories, fiction[/tags]