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Phishing Exercise by the US Army Goes Wrong, but No One Clicks on the Links

20
Mar
2014

A US Army combat commander decided to run a small experiment to see how many Army employees would fall for a phishing scam. No one fell for it, but the lack of coordination with other government departments led to a scandal.

According to The Washington Post, the phishing emails were designed to look like they were coming from Thrift Savings Plan, a small agency that provides retirement savings services for a majority of federal workers. The emails carried the subject line T…

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