‘Spear Phishing’ Again Targets CEOs

Norman, the firm for data security, on April 18, 2008, issued an alert that e-mail attacks were being launched that targeted a specific group of people. Thus, a large number of chief executive officers (CEOs) all over the world were receiving fake subpoenas that tricked them to download a false plug-in, which in reality, was a Trojan that allowed the attacker to gain control of the victim's system. This type of phishing attack that targets a particular class of people is called 'spear phishing.'

According to Norman's security researchers, the CEOs were receiving e-mail apparently from the US District Courts issuing a subpoena that stated a case had been filed against them, and so to access the related court document...

» SPAMfighter News - 23-04-2008

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