'Spear phishing' scams continue post-Frankfurt

'Spear phishing' scams continue post-Frankfurt

The global rash of phishing targeted towards the publishing industry is continuing after the Frankfurt Book Fair, with at least one targeted company calling on the New York attorney general to mount an investigation, The Bookseller has learned.

Literary scouts Jane Southern and Erin Edmison revealed that they had professional contacts who had been tricked into submitting manuscripts, after receiving the scam emails, known in the cyber trade as “spear phishing”. Bonnier Rights has also issued a warning to contacts after receiving three fake emails in three weeks.

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