Yesterday, Aaron Boyd, a reporter at the Federal Times, wrote that someone tried to plant malware on his system through the use of a fake State Department email. Mr. Boyd wrote that he was able to determine that this attachment was being used to attempt to infect his system.
Fake Email Fax
What is unusual about this incident wasn’t the attack — it was the response of the intended victim. Mr. Boyd’s very careful approach to email is laudable — but it is also unusual. Also yesterday, Ilia Kolochenko, writing in CSO, wrote about ease with which people can be tricked with fake emails.
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