How to protect yourself from ‘spear phishing’ hacking techniques

As sophisticated as the scheme was by Russian intelligence agents to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, they used a simple hacking technique, among others, to infiltrate the email accounts of Democratic operatives, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment. And that technique—known as “spear phishing—remains a threat not just to campaign officials but to employees and consumers. Spear phishing is a scam in which cyber criminals pose as trusted sources and send phony electronic messages to targeted individuals to trick them into revealing sensitive information. In the case of John Continue Reading

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