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Old 19th September, 2007, 03:14 PM
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New Attacks Target Top Executives

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Trojan-style attack designed to fool CXOs into downloading data-sucking malware, researcher says

SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 | 5:10 PM
By Tim Wilson
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In a new round of targeted attacks, phishers are sending messages directly to selected top executives and luring them to download the malware inside.
Researchers at security company MessageLabs today said they intercepted some 1,100 messages targeted toward high-ranking executives at a variety of companies during a 16-hour period between Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. The attack bears many similarities to the targeted attacks on CXOs reported by MessageLabs less than three months ago.... Front Page
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Lets see. I'm a country with a lot of people, but not necessarily that well developed. I need double digit rates of economic growth to prevent internal disaster. I could do my own research on technology (years), or I could steal your research (days). Guess what I'm going to try to do?

This isn't a new problem - this kind of stuff was happening during the Cold War. However, during the Cold War, it was aimed primarily at defence contractors, rather than general technology.
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I also see a certain irony in the fact that this is being directed at what should be some of the more alert and aware people in a company...

I wonder if they are hearing from our friends in Nigeria? ":O}
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good think the guy didn't know how to stroke an ego or they all would have opened it ..
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