[funsec] Malware Targeting Execs

Alex Eckelberry AlexE at sunbelt-software.com
Mon Jul 2 09:17:41 CDT 2007


Yeah, I've been targeted with this myself.   

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Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 9:45 AM
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Subject: [funsec] Malware Targeting Execs

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/02/personal_malware/

"Hackers are targeting senior managers of large firms - along with
members of their families - in a new wave of highly-focused email
attacks.

On 26 June, net security services firm MessageLabs intercepted more than
500 individual email attacks targeted against individuals in senior
management positions. The attack email often featured the name and job
title of the intended victim in their subject lines. Chief investment
officers accounted for 30 per cent of the attacks, 11 per cent were
directed against chief executives.

Other job titles among the top 10 targets included chief information
officers, chief financial officers, directors of research, directors of
development, and company presidents."



Andy

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