Social-Engineer In The News

Here are a collection of some of the stories involving Chris Hadnagy and the team of Social-Engineer.

Chris Hadnagy on FoxBusiness, Will The Target Breach Cause More SE Havoc?

Chris Hadnagy on FoxBusiness, The Target Breach and the SE Implications

Chris Hadnagy on Chicago Tonight

Michele Fincher on FoxBusiness,Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Michele Fincher on Phishing and Personality Traits

Michele Fincher, Chief Influencing Agent, talks to CSO about Phishing and personality traits 

Chris Hadnagy interviewed on HackSurfer.Com

A great interview with the team at HackSurfer 

Chris Hadnagy interviewed on NPR about the dangers of SE

A very nicely done interview about social engineering and the dangers of human hackers 

Some more current news stories featuring the Social-Engineer Team
A nice blog post at the Melbourne ISACA Page about Social Engineering

Another great CSO interview about some dangerous phishing in Europe

CSO Magazine: Americans Willing to Click Malicious Emails
Our friend Steve Ragan writes another great article about how Americans Willing to Click Malicious Emails.  

Chris Hadnagy on SecureNinjaTV
CSO Magazine features the SECTF and Chris Hadnagy
Our friend Steve Ragan writes on of the best pieces we have ever had on the SECTF for CSO Magazine Online.  

DEF CON, Apollo and Will Smith, OH MY
In case you are living under a rock, and haven’t heard – this year our resident human hacker really piled on the awesome at this years DEF CON. 

DEF CON Day Two Story

DEF CON SECTF was featured as a popular and fun event at this years DEF CON 21. 

Chris Hadnagy presents in Tokyo, Japan
Chris presented “Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking” at a security seminar with partner Asgent in Tokyo Japan. For more information check out Asgent’s Press Release.
Chris Hadnagy chats with CSO Magazine

Chris Hadnagy chats with CSO Magazine on the ethical and legal use of social engineering in a penetration test. For more, please visit CSO Online.

HyperVocal: Security Expert Chris Hadnagy Talks Hacking, LulzSec and How You Can Protect Yourself
In some circles, 2011 has been more closely associated with Internet hacks than it has with extreme weather. Thanks to a shadowy group named LulzSec, a rash of cyber-hacks have been perpetrated against the likes of the CIA, PBS, Sony Pictures, and Simon Cowell’s new show The X-Factor……HyperVocal recently got in touch with former hacker-turned-Internet security consultant Chris Hadnagy. Hadnagy, better known to some as loganWHD, has been involved with computers and technology for more than 13 years. Presently his focus is on the “human” aspect of technology, such as social engineering and physical security……  For more visit the Hypervocal Page.
TheStreet.Com with Gregg Greenburg: Why Hackers Hack
Interview: Slick social engineers to test their schmooze power at Defcon 19
I recently talked with Chris Hadnagy, aka loganWHD, who focuses on the “human” aspect of technology such as social engineering and physical security. Hadnagy, @humanhacker, is the operations manager of Offensive Security and a lead developer at He also authored a fascinating book titled, “Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking.”…..  For more visit the CNET Blog.
Social Engineering For Pentesters Promo
See Chris Hadnagy on Fox News Live
Chris was interviewed on Fox news live about Wiki Leaks.  To see the video follow this link to the Fox News Interview.
The Crew of Social-Engineer.Org in the News
We have collected a massive archive of news, media, radio and TV appearances of our team on the web.  If you are interested in seeing some of our work you can follow the link to the Social -Engineer.Org Archives of these stories.
Human Hacking Exposed: RSA Speech
Book Review – Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
The book does an outstanding job of laying the foundation of social engineering and all the different concepts that come into play. Chris identifies, defines and references all the different ways you can monitor, understand and influence people. What impressed me the most was how extensive the material was on all the different concepts and theories. In some ways I would almost consider this an academic reference, it describes all the different possible tools you can use in hacking the human….. For more visit Lance Spitzner’s Blog.