Campaign 2018: This simple scam is exposing politicians to hackers

Security consultant Kevin Mitnick explains how email-based phishing attacks compromised Hillary Clinton's campaign and could be used in the 2018 midterm.

An email-based cyberattack is one of the simplest methods of hacking an election.

In a typical phishing ploy, a hacker sends victims an email that tricks them into clicking a link. The link opens a page masquerading as an ordinary login page, like those for Gmail, Twitter, or Facebook, and fools victims into entering their credentials.

"When a victim does that," says famed hacker turned security consultant Kevin Mitnick, "their computer ends up being compromised and malware is installed so the bad guy has control."

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Source: cnet

Topics: election hacking, Google, Podesta email, CBS News, Facebook, Hillary Clinton, keynote speaker, Microsoft, phishing attacks, malware, Russian hackers, Kevin Mitnick

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