Bob Dvorsky, a Democrat senator for the state of Iowa, is the latest public figure to have had his email system broken into by cybercriminals.
The politician would probably not have realised that his Yahoo account had been broken into unless they had sent a scam email to his friends and online contacts.
The fraudulent email claimed that Senator Dvorsky was stranded in Scotland, and needed to be wired money in order to return to his home.
Subject: Emergency please
Hope you get this on time, sorry I didn’t inform you about my trip in Scotland for a Program, I’m presently in Edinburgh and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept. presently i have limited access to internet, I will like you to assist me with a loan of 10,000 Pounds to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home
i have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the…
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