user base targeted by phishers

News user base targeted by phishers

Antony Savvas users are being targeted by phishers trying to steal their usernames and passwords.

The attack on the CRM user base is a variant of known attacks that attempt to lure users into installing malware that can collect passwords to online systems, including banks, credit cards, shopping websites and itself.

"What makes this attack unique is its social engineering," said Stephen Pao, vice-president of product management at security firm Barracuda Networks. "The e-mail masquerades as part of the Salesforce Identity Confirmation feature, which ironically was intended to enhance legitimate security measures against the latest wave of phishing attacks."

He said, "Because of its clever design, unsuspecting users may inadvertently install the malware."

The Barracuda Spam Firewall has now been updated to block the attacks.

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