FBI Fails To Warn Cyberattack Targets

The Associated Press reports that the FBI failed to warn government officials who were being targeted by Russian spearphishing attacks.

One wonders what such a warning would say.  The FBI could revise the common warning, “Don’t open suspicious emails.” to “You are the target of an attack, don’t open suspicious emails from Russians.” Of course, a hallmark of Russian attacks is that they are well-crafted to be non-suspicious.  Such warnings offer little assistance in actually performing the task of spotting deceptive Russian emails. SP Guard helps users avoid deceptive emails.

 

2017-11-29T15:33:28+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Cybersecurity - General, Phishing, SP Guard, spear phishing|