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Norman Data Defense Systems
Press release
Milton Keynes, England, Friday, 18 April 2008

Norman issues warning over targeted email attacks against CEOs

Leading European data security firm Norman, has today issued a warning over several targeted email attacks that are targeting CEOs. The email comes in the form of a false subpoena and requests they install a plug-in that is actually a trojan that has the ability to take over the victim’s computer.

The sequence of events is as follows:

1. The CEO receives an email that looks like a subpoena addressed to them from the US District Courts in USA, stating they have been sued and need to view the court documents by clicking on a web link.

2. The email looks very realistic, and in contrary to some other phishing attempts the grammar in these emails is good. It also contains the correct name of the company, the correct CEO and might even contain...

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