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Spam Attacks on Top Management Endangers Bottom Line

Spammers looking to pilfer sensitive corporate data are going straight to the top. "We're seeing an evolved spam economy," says Matt Sergeant, chief anti-spam technologist at MessageLabs, a security firm. "Targeting at that level has become cheaper and much easier."
Experts say the most sophisticated attacks entail capturing seemingly innocuous bits of information and then using that to elicit more data. Such a strategy is less dependent on technical savvy and relies more on basic deception--often fooling even the best minds in finance.
Source: CFO, http://cfo.com

Spammers looking to pilfer sensitive corporate data are going straight to the top. "We're seeing an evolved spam economy," says Matt Sergeant, chief anti-spam technologist at MessageLabs, a security firm. "Targeting at that level has become cheaper and much easier."
Experts say the most sophisticated attacks entail capturing seemingly innocuous bits of information and then using that to elicit more data. Such a strategy is less dependent on technical savvy and relies more on basic deception--often fooling even the best minds in finance.
Source: CFO, http://cfo.com