Hiscox Presents

The Hack

Featuring Brompton Cycles

In a first of its kind idea, we surreptitiously cloned a business for real and then turned the cameras on as the chaos played out.

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COPY A BRAND’S IDENTITY

What is business ID Theft?

Staff watch with confusion as a mirror-image shop opens over the road, mimicking its storefront, stealing its customers and even creating doppelgangers of its employees.

STEAL THEIR STOCK

What is Phishing?

The tactics used against Brompton were identical to the effects of a successful phishing attack, which can impersonate a business or executive and then siphon off everything from deliveries to customers.

OVERWHELM THEM WITH
FAKE CUSTOMERS

What is Denial of Service?

A sudden crowd of customers descends on the Brompton team, representing how a distributed denial of service attack can overload a company’s servers.

BLOCK BUSINESS UNTIL
RANSOM IS PAID

What is Ransomware?

Finally, scammers boarded up the real Brompton location and demanded payment to release it, simulating a ransomware attack.

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