By Jacqui Henderson
If Australian comedians Hamish and Andy are able obtain enough sensitive information to potentially steal the London 2012 Olympic flame, then there’d better be big red lights flashing somewhere.
Having never been trained in social engineering, rather merely a comedian who is capable of putting on a disguise in attempt to get a laugh, Hamish with his bogus British accent, managed to get the “inside scoop” on security, from just one 5 minute phone call to the London 2012 help desk.
Through his impersonation of an elderly ex-Olympian concerned about his personal safety, Hamish was able to build rapport and trust with the lady on the end of the line. He used his charisma to informally feed her probing questions in regards to what security will be surrounding the Olympic flame and she proved eager to assist. Her willingness to answer all of Hamish’s questions, no matter how outrageous, left the duo with nearly enough information to ‘launch a strike’ and potentially steal the Olympic flame. Continue reading