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But attackers also continue to grow more advanced, says Aaron Higbee, the co-founder of the cybersecurity firm Cofense, which focuses on phishing defense.
Higbee recently encountered a phishing email sent by the same Russian hacking group that broke into the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in 2016. Higbee said the new message made the 2016 phishing attack look simple in hindsight.
“What that says to me is they didn’t have to try that hard to hack the 2016 election,“ said Higbee. “They’re certainly more capable, and that’s what we should be looking out for.“
— Aaron Higbee, CTO & Co-founder, Cofense, as featured on NPR June 2020
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