November 1st started like any other day on the web. Billions of requests were being shot virtually between servers in safe and not so safe attempts to access information. After months of waiting, finally one of those not so safe request hit one of our honeypots.
We won’t get into the location of the site because it really doesn’t matter, a fact that most critics don’t realize. As is often the case, the honeypot site was quiet without much traffic and the weakness was access control.
We intentionally left the password to the site to one of the top 10 passwords, with continuous attempts it took about 3 months before it was accessed.
This time though we were ready and this is how it went..