Dating coach shows how to get classified military intel using social engineering


Jordan Harbinger, a professional social engineer, gave a talk at Def Con about how to get defense contractors to give up sensitive information.

About 1.4 million people in the US have a “top secret” security clearance. But what happens when an attractive man or woman friends them on Facebook, asking for career advice and wondering what they’re working on?

Jordan Harbinger, a dating coach based in Los Angeles, wanted to give a talk at the hacker convention Def Con. He was in his living room chatting with two clients who happen to work for a massive defense corporation that contracts with the US military when the pair started blabbing about their top secret projects. That gave Harbinger an idea for an experiment in social engineering,…

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