MessageLabs has warned of an email attack targeted at Australian domains that appears to have been sent from a government department.
Attached to the attacking email is a Microsoft PowerPoint file that contains a malicious Trojan.
Andrew Antal, MessageLabs’ country manager, said the attack fakes the route of the email by using email headers from a legitimate email, captured by the attackers days earlier.
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In doing so, the email claims to have passed through MessageLabs’ AV infrastructure.
“Each of the recipients would regard the email as coming from a trusted source,” he said.