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Targeted E-mail Attack on SLAC

On March 13, 2008, we received several copies of a message like the one below.  This was an attempt to get SLAC personnel to download an executable.  We do not yet know the intention/use of the executable but we blocked the access to SLAC from this path immediately. Since this was a targeted attack on SLAC we must assume it will be attempted again.

 

Please be on your guard for further attempts to trick us into giving away information or downloading virus/malware to our computers.

 

If you should receive any emails or suspicious phone calls please alert SLAC Computer Security immediately. Please call 650-926-4357 or email security@slac.stanford.edu

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Owner: SLAC Computer Security
Last Updated: 07/22/2010
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