Saturday, January 22, 2005

Clever Social Engineering

Sophos researchers have discovered a new worm which poses as breaking news headlines. The worm, named W32/Crowt-A, sends mail with the subject line, message content and attachment names all gathered in real time from CNN. For corporate users that receive news bulletins via email (I sure do!), the less savy are going to open the attachment, and load the malware. Read the Sophos bulletin for more information on the work, and it's payload.

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