Near-flawless Social Engineering attack spoiled by single flaw

This Social Engineering email is almost flawless, but one mistake caused the entire attempt to fail.

By Steve Ragan
A reader recently shared an email that was sent to their comptroller, which by all accounts was a near-perfect social engineering attempt. However, awareness training, combined with full executive support to question any suspect request, prevented what could’ve been a massive financial hit to the organization.
The email, which was addressed to the comptroller from an account that (at a glance) belongs to the CEO, is itself similar to prior communications she had gotten from him.
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