Tiger Team (TV Series)

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Tiger Team
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Tiger Team Title Card
Format Video (Web TV)
Genre Documentary
Origin USA
Language English
Release Date 2007
Running Time 21 min
Created by NA
Directed by NA
Produced by Diane Best, Tim Calandrello, Hank Capshaw, Alex Eastburg
Written by NA
Screenplay by NA
Distributed by TruTV
Narrated by Peter Giles
Starring Peter Giles, Ryan Jones, Luke McOmie, Chris Nickerson
Music by NA
Cinematography by Kelly Jones
Edited by Liz Calandrello, Tim Calandrello
Production Company NA
Location(s) Beverly Hills, California
Original Channel TruTV
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website NA

Tiger Team is the name of an American television show that aired on TruTV (formerly CourtTV).


The show follows a civilian tiger team composed of Chris Nickerson, Luke McOmie, and Ryan Jones, members of Alternative Technology an Information Security company from Colorado, which is hired to infiltrate organizations with the objective of testing their weaknesses to electronic, psychological, tactical, and physical threats. Attacks executed on organizations in this television show include social engineering, wired and wireless hacking, and physically breaking into buildings.

Tiger Team's first two episodes aired Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 11:00 pm ET and 11:30 pm ET. The first episode is available on TruTV's website in streaming flash format. The first two episodes were re-aired, back-to-back, on June 16, 2008.


S01E01: The Car Dealership Takedown

In the first episode of the series, the Tiger Team performs the security assessment of Symbolic Motors, an exotic car dealership near San Diego, CA.

During the initial recon stage, the team finds the most likely way to enter the building without getting noticed is a small skylight on the roof in the area around the office. A quick dumpster diving session uncovers the name of the IT service company used by the dealership which will become useful later.

With enough information gather during the recon stage, the team is ready to gather additional intelligence by posing as a potential customer and photographing building cameras and motion sensors. At the same time the team enters the back office and installs a wireless camera watching the alarm keypad by posing as a computer technician.

Finally the team analyzes gathered intelligence on the target and prepares for the heist. They enter the dealership through the skylight. Interestingly the team recognizes the importance of sensitive information in additional to the obvious collection of luxury cars. With the security code previously recorded on the wireless camera, Tiger Team easily disables building security and take off in a brand new Lotus.

S01E02: 24 Karat Caper

In the second episode of CourtTV's original television series Tiger Team a team of security professionals break into an exclusive jeweler in Beverly Hills.

For the recon stage of the engagement, the team decides to pose as reporters from a celebrity magazine to get inside the building. Upon arrival to the offices, the team asks a secretary to insert an infected flash drive using the cover story of needing a document printed out. Immediately after the flash drive was inserted into the office computer, a remote team member started browsing computer contents such as private emails, financial records as well as security code. During the fake magazine interview, the team social engineered information personal, company and other sensitive information.

With enough information gathered about the place, it was clear that the only way to break into the jeweler was through the front door. The office entrance was protected by an RFID system so the team devised a plan to clone the owner's access card with a portable RFID reader. One of the team members simply waved the reader near the owner's wallet to get full access to the office.

At this point the team has obtained plenty of information about security systems, cameras, motion sensors and had access to alarm codes as well as the access card to the front door. Tiger Team has entered the office with no trouble, but then suddenly an alarm went off when they were trying to bypass a door sensor. However, the alarm was quickly disabled since the team knew the security code for the alarm. With complete freedom to walk around the office the team proceeded to break into a keypad protected safe. The combination was easy to guess as it matched the owner's daughter's birthday. As a going away message, the team took a polaroid picture of themselves wearing plenty of diamonds around their necks.


According to Richard Bejtlich at Tao Security, TruTV now says that Tiger Team was a special, and will not become a series.

The television station A&E is looking into making a similar show with the same cast, but no guarantees.


Film User Format Link Notes
Tiger Team - Episode 01 (2007) Famicoman MP4 Archive.org
Tiger Team - Episode 02 (2007) Famicoman MP4 Archive.org


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