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Hackers Impersonate Journalists in Phishing Emails Targeting Saudi Reporter

5 - 13 November 2018

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-profit organisation that conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, has called on journalists to stay vigilant after a dissident Saudi reporter repeatedly received phishing emails in which hackers impersonated journalists and attempted to trick him into clicking malicious links.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-profit organisation that conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, has called on journalists to stay vigilant after a dissident Saudi reporter repeatedly received phishing emails in which hackers impersonated journalists and attempted to trick him into clicking malicious links. Clicking on the malicious links could give hackers access to his inbox and confidential information. RSF advises journalists to verify the email addresses of senders and web addresses of links in an email and validate interview requests by calling the relevant media outlets. 

References:
[1] Hackers posing as journalists target dissident Saudi reporter

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Media and Entertainment

Hackers Impersonate Journalists in Phishing Emails Targeting Saudi Reporter

5 - 13 November 2018

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-profit organisation that conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, has called on journalists to stay vigilant after a dissident Saudi reporter repeatedly received phishing emails in which hackers impersonated journalists and attempted to trick him into clicking malicious links.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-profit organisation that conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, has called on journalists to stay vigilant after a dissident Saudi reporter repeatedly received phishing emails in which hackers impersonated journalists and attempted to trick him into clicking malicious links. Clicking on the malicious links could give hackers access to his inbox and confidential information. RSF advises journalists to verify the email addresses of senders and web addresses of links in an email and validate interview requests by calling the relevant media outlets. 

References:
[1] Hackers posing as journalists target dissident Saudi reporter

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