Air Force Cyber (AFCYBER) conducted a mock email spear-phishing test on European bases in November. And while results showed most recipients did not fall for the emails, the test did produce several tips to help airmen avoid problems in the future. Those tips include: users should verify every email's source by verifying that emails from official sources have valid digital signatures; any embedded links should produce a secure connection, represented by a padlock icon in the browser's search bar; users should not enable macros in Microsoft Office documents downloaded from non Department of Defense sources. Spear-phishing attempts remain a constant threat to all AFNet users. If a malicious email is suspected, users should contact their local communications focal point for help.
Airmen In Europe Didn't Fall for This Cyber 'Threat'
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