Atlantic Media is continuing in its valiant effort to ward off hacking attempts after 123 staffers failed last week’s hacking drill.
In an email to employees this morning, chief technology officer Tom Cochran noted that a number of Atlantic employees have seen their email accounts hacked, including two just this morning.
Fortunately, he told The Observer, those attacks appear to be “crimes of opportunity,” not “targeted attacks” designed to get into Atlantic Media’s corporate system, and he set the employees up with two-step authentication after resetting their passwords.
Earlier today, everyone at Atlantic Media received an email warning them to “reverify” their Google Apps account. But the email wasn’t actually from Google; it was from Atlantic Media’s Chief Technology Officer Tom Cochran, who wanted to test his staff to find out it they would click the fake link.
And within two hours, 58 percent of people at Atlantic Media did.
“Across our entire company, 58% of us clicked the email after opening it. Wow. Fifty-eight percent!” Mr. Cochran wrote in a follow up email chastising Atlantic Media employees. “With those odds, all a scammer needs to do is craft an intriguing enough subject line and they have a great chance at getting your account information. Then, you’re hacked and so is Atlantic Media.”