Jun 18 2008

Chinese hackers “Whale Phishing” US Courts and the IRS

Published by at 5:16 pm under Chinese Malware,Hacking for money,US attacks

Somehow I missed this article at Dark Reading on “whale phishing” by Chinese hackers:

SecureWorks, a leading security services provider, reported today that a Chinese hacker is behind the current and former executive “whaling phishing scams” involving the US Federal Courts and the IRS. The new US Tax Court scam, targeting financial executives, which started two weeks ago is the latest in a wave of whaling attacks involving the IRS and the Federal Courts beginning in June 2007. Jackson also just discovered that the same hacker launched an IRS whaling scam this past weekend and the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit is investigating it currently.

Dark Reading has some excellent stuff, including the rest of this article

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