White House Employees' Personal Email Hacked by #SEA - Hack Reports

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White House Employees' Personal Email Hacked by #SEA

White House Employees' Personal Email Hacked by #SEA



White House Employees fell victim to the Syrian electronic Army's Social Engineering attack the personal Gmail accounts of three different White House employees have been breached in what is likely to be a hack targeted at Obama's social media outreach team.

The hackers have been using the hacked accounts to send other White House digital media staffers spam emails with malicious links that are designed to gain the personal email logins and Twitter credentials of the users. More than a dozen people were targeted in the attack

The report says victims received phishing emails "labeled to look like legitimate BBC or CNN articles -- direct users to an authentic-looking Gmail or Twitter login screen to access the news content. "
The group also leaked the Hootsuite email id and password.

4 comments:

  1. broketheinterwebJuly 31, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    In a world where the "world's top executive security" doesn't know to check the URL bar for phishing attacks. We have a long way to go...

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  2. lol.... yeah..we really have a long way to go....................................

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  3. hell yeah.. i'll now hack NSA , FBI with phishing attacks

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