By Chris Williams
22nd November 2010
Foreign spies targeted a senior British defence official in a
sophisticated spear phishing operation that aimed to steal military
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
Tegatai Managed Colocation: Four Provider Blended
Tier-1 Bandwidth, Fortinet Universal Threat Management,
Natural Disaster Avoidance, Always-On Power Delivery
Network, Cisco Switches, SAS 70 Type II Datacenter.
Find peace of mind, Defend your Critical Infrastructure.