Belated "Blame APT" Day

Thu May 12 18:13:28 CDT 2011

jericho[at]attrition.org

May 1st, May Day, was dubbed "Blame APT Day" by @Unicorn_Threat on Twitter:

We declare that May 1st (May Day) will be #IBlameAPT day all your screw ups will be given a free pass just blame #APT You're Welcome!.. #UPT

In the wake of high profile hacks at RSA and Department of Energy, our industry and the general public are quickly learning that any compromise can quickly and efficiently be blamed on the dreaded "Advanced Persistent Threat" or APT. Such devious attacks simply cannot be predicted, stopped or blended with orange juice. It doesn't matter if your employees click on PDF attachments and open them with Adobe software, it is clearly the work of an APT!

In honor of these companies instantly blaming their own incompetance and security failings on "APT", and as a warning that attrition.org will fully blame the infamous "APT" the next time we get popped, we provide you with a new song to sing yourselves to sleep every night.. comforted in the warm blanket of security that only "blame APT" can bring you. To the tune of 'Sail' by 'AWOLNATION'..

FAIL!

This is how I 'splain my breach.
I made up in my mind because
I blame it on the APT baby..

This is how a CEO cries.
Blame it on the threat outside.
Blame it on the APT baby..

FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL!

Maybe I should cry for help
Maybe I should kill my shell
Blame it on the APT baby

Maybe it's a different breach
Maybe I'm not listening
So blame it on the APT baby

FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL!

Lalalalala Lalalalalaoooo
Lalalalala Lalalalalaoooo

FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL!

FAIL! .. FAIL! .. FAIL!


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