Massive phishing attack appears to hit cybersecurity conference

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About 7,500 registered attendees of this year’s Black Hat cybersecurity conference got an email similar to the one above.

Obvious phishing scheme right? Actually, no.

Though Black Hat is known for pranks and hacks (they tell you not to use the Wi-Fi under any circumstances at the event, because you will be hacked), the e-mail was actually sent out by a Black Hat volunteer who got a bit ahead of himself on Sunday.

"Hanlon’s Razor states, ‘Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity,’" wrote Trey Ford, Black Hat’s general manager, in a blog post. -David