As of yesterday (May 28, 2007) it appears more than 1,400 executives (from various companies) had been infected by an e-mail attack that dresses itself up as a complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau.

The phishing attack uses details apparently culled from public sources to tailor the e-mail message with a company's name, the name of a senior executive and the executive's e-mail address in an attempt to convince the person to open a malicious attachment.

As with all such attacks, it is wise to never open unsolicited attachments. Up-to-date antivirus software and Intrusion Detection/Prevention systems also provide layers of protection from such attacks. [more]

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