Thursday, April 17, 2008

CEO subpoena scam fires up anew

After tricking several thousand executives into downloading malicious software earlier this week, online scammers started up their subpoena phishing scam again Wednesday, but on a much smaller scale. ...continue reading 'CEO subpoena scam fires up anew'

1 comment:

victor louis said...

I have read that this was a recent example of what they call a whaling attack – a phishing attack targeting executives in corporate offices like CEO’s, etc.. There have been many articles and blogs suggesting that this attack was especially sophisticated and difficult for spam filters to catch.


Remember, that it is not legal to send a subpoena via email unless it has been agreed to by all parties. Also the URL for all U.S. federal courts is “courtname.uscourts.gov” and not
“uscourts.com” as listed in the email. So beware of this and other sophisticated phishing attacks. The Abaca Email Protection Gateway (www.abaca.com) service was the only service I know that quarantined these emails.