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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."
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