Beware the Spear Phishing Attacks

Recently, a handful of employees at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga., received e-mails saying they were being laid off. The subject line read "Urgent employment issue," and the sender listed on the message was at, which is the domain the medical center uses. The e-mail contained a link to a Web site that claimed to offer career-counseling information.

And so a few employees, concerned about their employment status and no doubt miffed about being laid off via e-mail, clicked on the link to learn more and unwittingly downloaded a keylogger program that was lurking at the site.

Score another one for spammers. NewsFactor Network | Beware the Spear Phishing Attacks

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 27th December 2006 10:40PM