The Ultimate Pop-up Phishing Warning Message

'Just weeks after she started preparing opposition research files on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort last spring, Democratic National Committee consultant Alexandra Chalupa got an alarming message when she logged into her personal Yahoo email account.

'“Important action required,” read a pop-up box from a Yahoo security team that is informally known as “the Paranoids.” “We strongly suspect that your account has been the target of state-sponsored actors.”'


If I ever received such a pop-up warning about possible phishing or even total account takeover, I would undoubtedly levitate three feet out of my chair. Needless to say, Ms. Chalupa reports that she was "freaked out."

Topics: Phishing

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