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Foreign cyber spies target British defence official




Foreign cyber spies target British defence official
Foreign cyber spies target British defence official



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/22/mod_spear_phish/ 

By Chris Williams
The Register
22nd November 2010

Foreign spies targeted a senior British defence official in a 
sophisticated spear phishing operation that aimed to steal military 
secrets.

The plan was foiled last year when the official became suspicious of an 
email she received from a contact she had met at a conference.

The official showed the highly personalised message to Ministry of 
Defence IT experts, who then found the attachment contained malware 
designed to leak classified material to a foreign intelligence agency.

The MoD declined to comment on the incident, which was briefly discussed 
at a recent conference by Simon Kershaw, its head of defence security 
and assurance.

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