Online hackers prey on our biggest weakness - stupidity

Everyone should have up-to-date computer security, but cybercriminals will still find a way through

'Cybercrime, in other words, is such a problem because it is so many problems wrapped into one' Stock photo: Reuters

Robert Colville

A few weeks ago, 15 of Donald Trump's advisers received an email, apparently from a friend. It contained an invitation to edit a Google spreadsheet. More than half of the recipients clicked on the link. James Comey, then still the FBI director, actually replied to it.