PacketFocus Warns of Spear Phishing Vulnerability
Company CEO Joshua Perrymon was able to get a spoofed message around filters 100 percent of the time.
Penetration testing company PacketFocus has experimented with a spear phishing attack -- and found that a wide range of e-mail services and appliances failed to filter it.
"In his test, [PacketFocus CEO Joshua Perrymon] sent a fake LinkedIn e-mail designed to resemble a legitimate LinkedIn invite from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates... he was able to get the spoofed message around filters 100 percent of the time," Prince writes.
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