How a Coca-Cola Exec Fell for a Hacker’s E-mail Trick
In the annals of what-was-I-thinking moments in computer security, this has to be one of the most gobsmacking.
According to a Bloomberg News investigation of a series of undisclosed corporate data breaches, Coca-Cola was deeply penetrated by hackers in 2009 in what started with an e-mail with this subject line:
“Save power is save money! (from CEO)”
The message landed in executive Paul Etchells’s inbox on Feb. 16, 2009, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg.