Posted on behalf of Jo Hurcombe AV Operations Engineer, Symantec.cloud
Today, I identified a new targeted attack that for the first time makes reference to a discussion on the economic stakes in Libya’s current Crisis.
The email itself is very simple and is designed to appear as part of a discussion about the economic stakes in Libya's current crisis, with the sender claiming to agree with points raised in the attached document, as seen in the example given below.
Example of targeted email
The first example of this targeted attack was intercepted by Symantec.cloud on February 24, 2011 at 12:52 GMT. These attacks were targeted in nature and in total 27 individuals were targeted within six organizations. The emails were sent from four separate domains. All of the organizations targeted are involved in...