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."
FBI director was nearly the victim of a phishing scam
Posted on Friday, Oct 09 2009 @ 03:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC World reports FBI Director Robert Mueller no longer uses online banking after nearly falling for a phishing scam. Mueller said he had received an e-mail that looked pretty legit and that he was just a few clicks away from handling over sensitive information. Oddly enough Mueller states he considers online banking "very safe" but that "just in my household, we don't use it".