Security Firm F-Secure’s E-Mail Address spoofed by Worm Attack

Security Firm F-Secure One couldn’t expect something more paradoxical to happen. On Wednesday, Helsinki-based security research and software vendor F-Secure reported that an unknown attacker has sent out thousands of e-mails infected with a new variant of the Breplibot worm that appeared to be the work of an F-Secure employee.

The e-mails were designed in such a way that they appeared to be from a non-existent employee named David Adams, Dept. Research, F-Secure Development. The e-mails claimed that there was a problem with the e-mail recipient’s Web site and attached a screen shot to demonstrate.

The addresses used in the attack included [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] F-Secure said the e-mails were not sent from it’s network. They were made to look as though they were coming from the security firm’s e-mail address.

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