Thursday, March 17, 2005

33% of IRS Workers Vulnerable to Social Engineers

The Washington Post has an AP story today stating that "more than one third" of the 100 IRS employees tested by the auditors gave up their login information in response to a simple phone call from a fake technician.

Apparently this was a big increase over the last test 4 years ago, when 71% of those called cooperated, but I think it'd take a lot of guts to try to spin this as an improvement.

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