In his indictment of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed that the Russians used a common hacking technique known as 'spear phishing' to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

"The indictment really illustrates the many uses this technology can be put to," said Ed McAndrew, Co-Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Privacy and Data Security Group. "It's not just about stealing someone's personal information. It's about financial fraud, or in this instance, even election fraud."

Experts said individuals should use some common sense too. "The number one thing people can do is scrutinize every single email they receive," said McAndrew.

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