It is often the most sensitive information that individuals tend to keep in the ‘My Documents’ directory and a new content security threat means that these documents could be emailed to your entire address book.
Sir Cam, the newest and boldest content security threat, could be arriving in your in-box at any moment. The email’s subject line will be the same as that of the attached file name, so it is hard to detect. The text within the message will be random and can be in either English or Spanish.
The virus carries an attachment that, if opened, rapidly collects files from ‘My Documents’ as well as all the email addresses from the Window’s address book. It rapidly picks a random file from the directory and emails it to all the contacts in the address book.
Imagine the scenario – your CV is emailed to your boss, an internal customer document is sent to a competitor, an appraisal form is emailed to a colleague. The list is endless.
This virus is as sneaky as its cousin, the cyberwoozle, who quietly filters information through the Internet ‘backdoor’, which is opened when a user surfs a site or clicks through on an e-mail link.
Jonathan Tait of Baltimore Technologies said: “Sir Cam is a threat to be taken seriously. Its stealing methods are so well disguised, that even the most vigilant individuals or businesses could be fooled. Organisations have a duty to protect the information held on their computer systems, both legally and to prevent damage to company reputation. It is important for companies to have a clear e-mail policy regarding the email communication on which staff are educated. This should be backed up with appropriate e-security software which will help enforce such a policy consistently by detecting inappropriate information movements.”
MIMEsweeper can protect companies against this threat. Further information can be found at:
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About Baltimore MIMEsweeper
Baltimore MIMEsweeper is the world’s leading family of Internet and e-mail content security solutions. More than 7,000 customers globally, including over a quarter of Fortune 200 companies, use the award winning Baltimore MIMEsweeper solutions to protect their networks and business from e-mail and Web based threats. These threats include the circulation of inappropriate images and text, spam and oversize files that can cause degradation in network service, loss and corruption of data, breaches of confidentiality, as well as viruses and malicious code.
About Baltimore Technologies
Baltimore Technologies develops and markets security products and services to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products and services, access control and authorisation solutions, content security (MIMEsweeper) products, wireless e-security solutions, cryptographic tool-kits, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore's global professional services organisation offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions worldwide directly and through the TrustedWorld partner program. Baltimore TrustedWorld includes many of the world's leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners.
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