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Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Network Security The successful use of phishing emails to breach secure organizations like Oak Ridge National Laboratory and EMC's RSA security division is a stark reminder of the serious threat posed by a type of attack that was previously dismissed as low-tech. The Oak Ridge lab last month disclosed that sophisticated data-stealing malware had infiltrated its networks. The breach originated in a phishing email sent to about 570 employees. The email was disguised to look like a memo about benefits changes written by the lab's HR department. When a handful of employees clicked on the embedded link in the email, malware was downloaded to their computers.

Such emails now appear to be the preferred method for breaking into corporate networks, said Anup Ghosh, founder of security firm Invincea.

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