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Under the Hoodie  

This One Time on a Pen Test: “Let Me Get That for You”

In this blog, we discuss how our team successfully gained access to a client's physical building in an unlikely way.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: Our Accidental Win

In this blog, we recall one pen test where a placeholder password we put in actually worked with one login account.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: What’s in the Box?

Here is the story of how one of our penetration testers exploited ExternalBlue on a rogue access point.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: The Pizza of Doom

Here is the story of how I bypassed physical security controls by posing as a pizza delivery guy and showing up to my client site with a pizza pie.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: Your Mouse Is My Keyboard

In one engagement, we were tasked with compromising the internal network of a facility that was used for medical trials. Here's what happened.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: Nerds in the NERC

Here is the story of how we gained access to a NERC CIP control room in a power plant as part of a penetration testing engagement.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: Missed a Spot

In this penetration testing story, Ted Raffle discusses how even strong security controls and threat mitigation can miss the mark when only one or two systems fall through the cracks.…

Ask a Pen Tester: Q&A with Rapid7 Penetration Tester Aaron Herndon

Recently, we gave our customers the opportunity to ask members of our penetration testing services team any burning questions they have.…

This One Time on a Pen Test: Paging Doctor Hackerman

In this blog, one of our penetration testers tells the story of how he hacked X-ray machine and got the keys to the entire network.…

[Research] Under the Hoodie, 2019 Edition: Lessons Learned from 180 Penetration Tests

Our 2019 Under the Hoodie report covers the measurable results of about 180 penetration tests conducted by Rapid7. Find out what we learned.…

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 5: From Physical Security Weakness to Strength

During a physical social engineering penetration test, I easily got into the office with the help of a copied badge and polite employees. But would the company learn its lesson?…

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 4: From Zero to Web Application Admin through Open-Source Intelligence Gathering

Open source intelligence gathering (OSINT) can sometimes take a backseat to more glamorous parts of pen tests—but in this case, it saved us.…

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 3: How Jumping a Fence and Donning a Disguise Helped Me Steal an Energy Company

Here is the story of how I jumped a fence and broke into a construction vehicle to take control of an energy company's network.…

How to Identify and Prioritize Gaps with the Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment, Post-2018 'Under the Hoodie'

At Rapid7, we believe that cybersecurity within a company is not just a function with many stakeholders, but rather a shared responsibility among all employees, regardless of role.…