"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," one government source told a news outlet. Any cognitive behavioralists out there who can tell us how to overcome the impulse to click on such a well-nigh-irresistible lure?
A sophisticated state-sponsored hack into the offices of the French presidency took place earlier this year, according to newspaper reports.
And which country is alleged to have planted malware on computers at the Elysee Palace? None other than the United States.
Sophos Security Chet Chat 45 covers the week's security news including Google Chrome's "Do Not Track" feature, Apple's new CISO, government web credentials for sale and Nicolas Sarkozy's hacked Facebook profile.