IDS pays off, even if there's no hacking

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 11:23 AM EST

When I came into work after the weekend, a very interesting e-mail message was waiting for me. The message, with the subject line "Account Alert," appeared to be from our help desk. It requested that I read an attached document pertaining to my user account.

The attachment was named "account-info.exe." This was very alarming. We have invested heavily in various technologies to prevent e-mail with executable file attachments from making it through our external mail gateways, but it looked like one had gotten through.

By Mathias Thurman at Computerworld.

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