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Email Attack Targets HR Departments

By Vigilize | Monday, May 17, 2010 - Leave a Comment

Here’s a very good reason to send periodic information security reminders to your employees – in particular: Do not open e-mail attachments from anyone you do not know!

A targeted attack aimed at human resources departments and hiring managers in the U.S. and Europe was spotted this week — and sent 250,000 emails during a four-hour period yesterday at the height of the assault, according to an article posted by Dark Reading.

Researchers at Websense Security Labs discovered the attack, which included the subject line “New resume” and came with a ZIP file attachment and what appeared to be a picture file. When opened, the files spreads bot malware and, ultimately, fake antivirus software.

Read the full article posted by Dark Reading: Email Attack Targets HR Departments


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