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Basic Phishing scam successfully targets PR agency, reporters

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 18, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    On Tuesday evening, Salted Hash received a pitch from a PR agency we've worked with in the past. Such things are normal in the day-to-day life of a journalist. But the problem is, this email wasn't a pitch, it was a Phishing attack with at least three victims - including the PR agency that sent it and the two journalists who forwarded the original message.

    Here's a postmortem of the incident.

    The email:

    There was nothing strange about the email at first glance, not really. It came from a known contact at a PR agency that I've worked with in the past for Salted Hash. However, the email was missing a subject line. Thinking this was one of those fantastic email blasts gone wrong, I opened the message. As it turns out, this was an email blast gone wrong, but not in the comedic sense.

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