A government agency is warning all federally insured credit unions to be on the lookout for a bogus alert delivered through the US mail that includes two CDs containing malware. The fake alert purports to come from Michael E. Fryzel, the chairman of the National Credit Union Administration and warns of phishing and vishing …
Very targeted attacks that claim to come from a trusted source, with content that doesn't normally arouse suspicion. At least a few people are going to fall for it.
"....who sent West Virginia Governor Joe Mahchin five Hewlett-Packard laptops......"
Depends how they were packed. If each came individually packed in a Matroska style nest of about 20 boxes with impact insualtion between each, each largest box strapped to a pallet, the pallet wrapped in shrink wrap, all five pallets loaded onto an articulated truck and accompanied by a second truck containing five more pallet/box constructs with the software and documentation, it was probably Hewlett-Packard.
Stand down Pike
This was part of a fully sanctioned external security audit. - http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137215/Security_test_prompts_federal_fraud_alert?taxonomyId=17
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