Spear Phishing Emails to Blame in IMF Hack Attack?


The recent hack at the International Monetary Fund may be the result of spear phishing, which involves targets unknowingly installing crimeware on their computers. This article in ComputerWorld says “spear phishing attacks are launched as emails that try to con the recipient into clicking a link that leads to a malicious website. Those sites can take almost infinite forms, from fake account login screens to ones that tout a software upgrade to widely used software, such as Adobe Flash.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.