Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Supervalu harpooned in spear phishing attack

Source: Computerworld

Recently filed court documents reveal that the grocery chain, "Supervalu Inc.", fell victim to a kind of spear phishing attack in late February/early March this year. The fraudsters simply sent them email impersonating a couple of suppliers, and informed them that future payments should be directed to new bank accounts. Over ten million dollars wound up in those accounts before the problem was noticed. Egg, meet face.

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