If President Donald Trump were to tweet about this, it'll be one word: bad!
Apparently, a prankster going by @SINON_REBORN got White House officials into think he was the president's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner. And the person whom he got the personal e-mail from was none other than a Homeland Security advisor. You can head to CNN to find out his name but, more importantly, these guys are clueless.
These guys are supposed to safeguard our homeland after all. The thing is that this happens all the time to ordinary Americans. Ordinary citizens of most countries I think.
But just to show how easily even educated men and women (in the CNN story, it's all men by the way) could be tricked into thinking they're talking to someone they know - keep reading the whole article. It involves the chief of staff (fake one) and the communication director who got him fired and was later fired today and apparently, his e-mail exchange with the prankster had something to do with the level of tension in the White House staff.
Oh, and also involves a Trump getting pranked.
Here's the thing, be careful who you exchange messages and information with. A lot of time, all it needs is a little common sense because this small amount of thinking could go far in safeguarding yourself against a phishing attempt or a benign prank like this one.
Here, I got the ball rolling and googled it for you. It's worth it. Today, cyber thieves are just a few clicks away from knowing a lot about you and with a little acting and experience, they can become you and do a lot far worse than this British prankster.
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