FEBRUARY 02, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A Trojan horse has been sent to e-mail addresses disguised as a message from antivirus software vendor F-Secure Corp. in Helsinki, Finland, the company said in a statement.
F-Secure said that an unknown attacker sent out thousands of infected e-mails crafted so that they appear to be from a nonexistent F-Secure employee, ?David Adams, Dept. Research, F-Secure Development.?
The addresses used in the attack include email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, F-Secure said. The e-mails were not sent from the company?s network but were spoofed to look like they were coming from an F-Secure address, the company said.
The e-mails contain a new variant of the Breplibot worm, which F-Secure Anti-Virus detects as W32/Breplibot.ae.
F-Secure said it has taken measures to inform network users about the attack.
According to F-Secure, the e-mails look like this:
From: Mr D Adams < david.adams @ f-secure.com >
Subject: Website Browsing Problem
I noticed whilst browsing your site that there were problems with some of your links, ....