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-Fax

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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