Email attacks getting super focused

Alex Shipp, of messaging security company MessageLabs has given a presentation on targeted Trojan horse/industrial espionage attacks that's sobering. According to Shipp, MessageLabs is seeing an explosion in the number of very targeted attacks typically between one and ten emails, compared to 10,000 or more for Warezov or another mass mailed Trojan attack.

How hard is that to pick up? Well, MessageLabs will get more e-mails for a single Warezov variant on a single day than it will for ALL the targeted attacks for an entire year, Shipp said. InfoWorld Tech Watch | InfoWorld | E-mail attacks getting super focused | October 12, 2006 09:34 AM | By Paul Roberts

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