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"Recruitment" Trojan Targets Company Chiefs
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Msg#: 3461602 posted 4:14 pm on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

C-level employees of publicly listed companies are being targeted by cyber criminals using malware-infected RTF (Rich Text File) documents disguised as recruitment letters.

Security vendor MesssageLabs reported that 1,100 emails containing malware-infected RTF attachments have been recorded over a 16-hour period this month. Four separate waves appeared between 13 and 14 September, the company said.

A MessageLabs spokesman said: "All [the emails] were going after C-level management. The emails included the company name in subject field, purporting to be a recruitment company. What it had in the attachment is an executable RTF file."

"Recruitment" Trojan Targets Company Chiefs [software.silicon.com]

 

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Msg#: 3461602 posted 7:33 pm on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

There goes the option of initiative application. Soon companies' IT dept. will enforce their career web apps databases where there is not much room for creativity, extra docs and the extra mile to stick out.

Welcome to the uniformed world of security scare!

Sad.

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Msg#: 3461602 posted 1:43 am on Sep 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>All [the emails] were going after C-level management

Not a bad strategy - except for some CIOs, these are probably the least tech-savvy folks in the company.

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