Citing Cybercrime, FBI Director Doesn’t Bank Online

2009-10-08T14:45:00
ID CITING-CYBERCRIME-FBI-DIRECTOR-DOESNT-BANK-ONLINE-100809/72303
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:43

Description

The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has stopped banking online after nearly falling for a phishing attempt. FBI Director Robert Mueller said he recently came “just a few clicks away from falling into a classic Internet phishing scam” after receiving an e-mail that appeared to be from his bank.

“It looked pretty legitimate,” Mueller said Wednesday in a speech at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club. “They had mimicked the e-mails that the bank would ordinarily send out to its customers; they’d mimicked them very well.” Read the full story [IDG News Service/Robert McMillan]

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