NBC News Twitter Hack Came Courtesy Of A Trojan Christmas Tree

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jbwhite99

IBM had a Christmas tree virus on their mainframes in 1988.  My understanding (this was pre my working there) that it clobbered the email systems in an afternoon.

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eikichi

This sort of thing happens quite frequently.  Often times the person who fell for the ruse will place the blame on their IT department for not doing enough to protect them from themselves.

 

I'd like to know why an incident like this is not grounds for imediate dismisal?  When you go to hire someone wouldn't you like to be able to look at their work history and find out if they were fired for being a security risk?

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Joji

This is hilarious... xD It made my day. :3

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TommM

What a dork...

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AlBSure

Who responds to an unknown email???? Then open the attachment after you just asked who they are smfh moron

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