For most Minnesota residents today, the use of computers has become common practice for either personal or professional purposes. The convenience, productivity and even entertainment factors associated with this are real indeed. So too, however, are the growing number of concerns about potential safety of electronic information. At the same time that new forms of crime have emerged, the need to treat allegations of such crime carefully is also present.
Recent reports have surfaced about a situation within the Bloomington School District that has brought new attention to cybercrime activities. According to sources, an employee of the school district receiving an email that is alleged to have been a phishing email, a form of communication said to be designed for the specific purpose of inappropriately obtaining sensitive information.