Multiple World Bank officials were alerted this week to beware an email virus purporting to be from an unlikely source: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
The virus was detected in an attachment sent to several World Bank officials in what appeared to be an email from Treasury undersecretary for international affairs Lael Brainard.
“Dear Colleagues,” read the email, which World Bank officials warned in an message to others was part of a “phishing” email attack. “Please find attached letter from Secretary Geithner. We are thinking about our positions.”