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Aggressive Phishing Attack Targets Military Personnel

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December 28, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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The U.S. military received an unwanted present this Christmas holiday season in the form of an “aggressive” phishing attack that’s been making the rounds of .mil email accounts, according to the Army.

There are several attacks making the rounds, the most notable coming in the form of an email with the subject line “Deposit Posted” that appears to be from USAA, a financial services company that services members of the military as well as their families and veterans, according to an article on the U.S. Army’s website.

The email asks people to open a file infected by Zeus malware that can access people’s personal information and even require a complete reinstall of a computer’s operating system.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.