"A social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts being impacted. "
= Some of our employees are not very bright.
Microsoft has finally admitted that an attack on two of its Twitter accounts and an official blog by a pro-Assad hacking group last weekend also compromised internal emails. The Syrian Electronic Army posted to its Twitter feed several screenshots of emails purportedly belonging to Microsoft employees including Steve Clayton, …
Yes - and this one should also have a technical education - but moved to sales and marketing... the right kind of people you target with a phishing attack, if you perform that well, they will be perfect "phishes".
It would be intersting to know how the attack was performed - it would be funny if they used some vulnerability for which a patch was available, or if he blindly clicked on an attachment named:
(add more spaces between zip and exe, this site trims them)
I love messing with those guys, I try a different approach every time they call, sometimes short, sometimes I'll tie them up for quite some time - I work from home, so it's a nice break and every minute that I'm messing with them is a minute they're not trying to scam someone else.