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Johannes B. Ullrich Published: 29 Jan 2014

You're on your way to give a presentation at a conference when your phone vibrates, indicating a new email just arrived. Having some time, you check the message. An irate customer sent it, informing you that the email he received advertising the event directed him to the wrong hotel. As proof, he attached a PDF of a screenshot of the email. You open it, and it indeed lists a venue across town that the same hotel chain happens to own. It's almost time to get started, so you flag the message to deal with it later and forward it to the marketing person responsible for the event flyer. This isn't just an angry email; it's a targeted attack. The recipient in this case was lucky, however. This was a test his organization's network security team conducted. Targeted attacks like this one are still infrequent; the vast majority use less-sophisticated methods. But like many attacks, customized email phishing is becoming easier and faster to execute thanks to automation. Defending a large network has never been harder. Expensive perimeter protection systems, complex ... Access >>>

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    • Beyond the Page: Cyberthreats by Johannes B. Ullrich

      This February 2014 Information Security magazine supplement takes a deeper look into cyberthreats and examines advanced threat techniques including watering hole attacks and sophisticated spear phishing.

    • The changing face of advanced malware detection by David Strom, Contributor

      It's a new year of advanced threats, malicious code and holes to plug, but security teams are fighting back with help from global services.

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