BC: 150 Burnaby school district staff email accounts hijacked
Cornelia Naylor reports:
As many as 150 Burnaby school district staff email accounts were hijacked by scammers in November and December, according to district secretary-treasurer Greg Frank, wreaking havoc with the district’s online communication with the outside world.
Frank said the staff email account holders fell prey to phishing scammers, who tricked them into revealing their passwords.
The fraudsters then used the contact lists of the hijacked email accounts to perpetuate the trick, sending out as many as a thousand fake emails an hour from each hijacked account.
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