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.