First documented case of Spear Phishing for 2009

Lenny Zeltser at the The SANS Internet Storm Center (think of it as the NOAA of cyber storms) has a write-up on a Swedish company that received an executable attachment masquerading as a spreadsheet analyzing the current acquisition market. The phishing email was sent only to executives at that company and the malware is believed to be a first-stage downloader which would then grab (and install) more malware.

Src: SANS Internet Storm Center

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