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Citing cybercrime, FBI director doesn't bank online




Citing cybercrime, FBI director doesn't bank online
Citing cybercrime, FBI director doesn't bank online



http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/100709-citing-cybercrime-fbi-director-doesnt.html 

By Robert McMillan 
IDG News Service 
10/07/2009 

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."

In phishing scams, criminals send spam e-mails to their victims, hoping 
to trick them into entering sensitive information such as usernames and 
passwords at fake Web sites.

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