In recent weeks, I've been the target of three "Spear Phishing" attacks. For those not familiar, these are attacks that originate from very legitimate looking e-mails that appear to come from from a trusted friend, colleague, company, domain, etc. One e-mail looked so professional and authentic that I printed and shared with friends, only to learn later that it was a complete fake. Another was an obvious fake, filled with misspellings and grammatical errors. Luckily I never responded to any of the e-mails or clicked on any of the links. But my colleagues should be aware that this is happening. Trust but verify before responding to any e-mail, and don't click on any suspicious link!!
For more information on Spear Phishing, read this FBI article below (I promise this is a legitimate link!)