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highly-highly-targeted-attacks-against

I've blogged in the past about targeted phishing attacks and Alex Eckelberry has analyzed a particularly nasty example.. According to the Register the scam is highly targeted:

the BBB scam is narrowly targeted and is aimed at those who are likely to have the most sensitive information to lose. No more than one executive of a company is targeted, and the email goes to great lengths to get the names of the exec and the exec's company correct.
What's not clear is whether the attackers are trying to get corporate information from an executive's PC or just personal information from high-value targets. More than likely the answer is both

hsbc-accuses-competitors-of-competing

From ZDNet UK:

Speaking at the Gartner IT Security Summit 2006, Brendan Pickering, group head of fraud technology at HSBC, accused rival banks of getting into an "arms race" approach to authentication.
What is next? Lowering interest rates to gain market share? Having people in a branch? Advertising? Where will it stop?

etrade-to-deploy-rsa-tokens-but-does-it-stop

ETrade announced that they would be offering RSA SecurID key fob tokens to account holders with more than $50,000 in assets.

another-plug-for-strong-authentication

A great analogy: strong authentication is like Penicillin for your network security

estonian-phisher-nabbed

"Pau said the suspect stole the money by infecting thousands of computers with a clever - and for a long time undetectable - trojan that transmitted their personal information, including internet banking account numbers and passwords, to him."

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