CPJ: Spear Phishing and How to Protect Yourself

    The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) report on the dangers for journalists of spear phishing.

    The revelation that the FBI sent a fake Associated Press story containing malware to a teenager suspected of making bomb threats has brought "spear phishing" back into the public consciousness.

    The technique, which combines malicious software with social cues tailored to the target, has been used by state and non-state actors to attack journalists and rights advocates, including the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    Spear phishing can be devastatingly effective, but there are simple steps journalists can take to protect their work, themselves, and their sources.

    You can read the full article on the CPJ website: 'Spear Phishing' Attacks Underscore Necessity of Digital Vigilance