Phishing Attackers Focusing on HR

October 28, 2010
FedCyber Wire
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“HR, beware: Hackers are using ‘legitimate-looking e-mails from HR and IT staff of the targeted organization[s]’ to send ‘malicious attachments,’ according to the October 2010 Symantech MessageLabs Intelligence Report.

‘Of the 516 attacks, only six organizations were the intended targets,’ said MessageLabs Inteligence Senior Analyst Paul Wood, who said that two organizations were the main targets — and one of them ‘was the target of 63 percent’ of the attacks.

‘The spear phishing attacks [were] launched in three waves each one week apart,’ he said.”

(Source: Phishing Attackers Focusing on HR | HREOnline’s The Leader Board)


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