Firms Involved in Legal Disputes Should Be On the "Lookout" for Phishers

by Yehuda Cagen 15. January 2010 09:17

Here's another warning sign to firms involved in legal disputes to beware of malicious cyber-attacks.



According to a recent article in Network World, the law firm representing a U.S. company involved in a legal dispute over China's Green Dam censorship software says it was targeted with a sophisticated online attack this week, similar to the one reported by Google Tuesday.



Employees at the firm began receiving well-crafted e-mail messages that appeared to come from other company staffers. The messages tried to get the victims to either open a malicious attachment or visit a Web site that hosted attack code. "It came from email addresses that people would recognize as internal to the firm, and the attempt was to make it seem like everyday stuff," said Elliot Gipson, an attorney with the company.



Thankfully none of the firm's employee took the bait.



Takeaway: We strongly recommend that you warn your employees not to click on links or open attachments that come with suspicious-looking email. For more information on phishing scams read our blog article on network security or contact your IT provider.



Read the full article here.




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