Employers Are Hacking Into Their Employees Work Computers With A Cat

By Barbara Ann - Email: barbaraann@wqyk.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/BAWQYK | Twitter: @BarbaraAnnWqyk
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(Photo credit: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

According to a story in the March 26, 2013 issue of The Wall Street Journal some employers are hiring companies to “ethically hack” into their own networks by tricking employees into revealing passwords and other sensitive information.

Some companies are using an email that states - “Check out these kitties! :-)”.

This email features a photo of a Turkish Angora cat with a purple mohawk. It includes an attachment or link promising more feline photos. Those who do click will get a surprise: a stern warning from their IT department.

The cat email – called the Dr. Zaius email- is a simulated cyber-attack designed to target one man-kinds major vulnerabilities – curiosity.

In this case, you could say curiosity killed more than just the cat.

To read the entire story from the Wall Street Journal click HERE.

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