Public Agency Fends Off Phish After Employee Tricked

Public Agency Fends Off Phish After Employee Tricked

A large public agency shut down a phishing attack after an employee was targeted.

The criminals sent the employee a link that took the victim to a very realistic looking landing page.

The target then entered their password, giving it to the attackers.

At the same time, Critical Insight analysts saw that the employee had entered a password on a non-encrypted site.

Critical Insight immediately called the public agency and alerted them. The agency had the employee change their password, which stopped hackers from gaining further access to the systems.

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“Thank you for calling yesterday so quickly. It really did save us,” the security at the agency told Critical Insight.

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