MN: Cyberattackers successfully phish numerous Hennepin County workers’ e-mails

Andy Mannix reports:

Cyberattackers have infiltrated e-mail accounts for about 20 Hennepin County employees since late June, and may have accessed the private information of people who rely on the county’s services, county officials revealed Thursday.

Using e-mails disguised as pay-raise notifications, a sophisticated phishing scam duped the employees into giving up their login information, then used their official e-mail accounts and signatures to spread the attack to other contacts, according to county officials.

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