I would think that kind of request is a hacker seeing how stupid a security
manager can be..
It is either that, or an attempt to determine if the security manager can be
"socially engineered" and persuaded to give up information he shouldn't. It
at least has a small chance of really being part of what they are testing.
But I give it much higher chances of being a hacker, and not really even
from the alleged audit firm.
I give it a near zero chance of being a serious auditor who is serious about
requesting the information. What probably troubles me the most is this
security manager would even consider trying to fake some data to hand over,
instead of steadfastly refusing to comply and informing higher ups and the
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