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FBI Sounds Alarm Again On Business Email Compromise Threat
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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8/30/2015 | 11:34:25 PM
Phishing attempts
Good luck reducing successful phishing attempts to zero, in any case.  One speaker at a conference I attended recently discussed a study in which employees of a company were sent a "fake" phishing email by their IT department that said something to the effect, "WARNING.  THIS IS A PHISHING EMAIL.  DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK" -- and still about 10% of employees clicked the link.  When asked why they did, the universal response was, "I wanted to see what would happen."
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macker490,
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8/29/2015 | 9:25:45 AM
two stupid errors -- not sophisticated
error No. 1 using an insecure o/s

a secure o/s is one which will not allow itselft to be compromised by the activity of an application program such as e/mail or flash

 

error no. 2 failure to authenticate

by now everyone should have incorporated PGP/Desktop into their Outlook systems -- or switched to ENIGMAIL/Thunderbird .  where these have not been done a phone call to confirm the e/mail should be used .   

 

do security or pay the hackers.   your choice .


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