By Lily Hay Newman, Wired.com, July 4, 2017
ON A TYPICAL morning I have about 30 new emails in my personal inbox, and 40 in my work account. You know how it is. I archive what I don’t want, scan part of a newsletter, click through to a coworker’s Google Doc, and click “track my package” more often than I’d like to admit. It’s all pretty standard stuff.
These days, though, I face my inboxes with grim determination. Because for about five weeks this spring I was under attack by a team of hackers from the company PhishMe whose goal was to … phish me.
I had given company CTO Aaron Higbee my personal and professional email addresses, and full permission to trick me into clicking on a malicious link, downloading a nasty attachment, or visiting a bogus site where my personal information could be compromised.