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SurfControl Alerts Customers to Malicious Email


Brazilian Tribunal Superior Eleitoral Targeted

By Derek Iwasiuk
April 27, 2006

SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. – SurfControl plc (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, today alerts customers that its Threat Analysts have identified a malicious email targeting Brazilians that claims to be from the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral, which is the highest body of the Brazilian Electoral Court.

The message is written in Portuguese and the rough translation informs the user that a vote was cancelled and they need to click on the link in the message and open the file when prompted to review the irregularity. If a user follows the instructions in the email and opens the file, a Trojan Downloader is installed. At the time of this alert, protection for this threat has been added to the SurfControl Web Filter, SurfControl E-mail Filter and Enterprise Threat Shield databases. All SurfControl customers benefit from the Follow-the-Sun threat information as data is shared across the Enterprise Protection Suite, providing customers with 360º Internet protection to cover every point of Internet vulnerability.

SurfControl’s Threat Analysis and Research department is uniquely positioned to provide protection throughout the country-wide operation and time zone barriers in which those with malicious intent operate through the Adaptive Threat Intelligence service. Around the clock exchange of information on new threats allows SurfControl’s Threat Experts to be at the forefront of Internet protection. SurfControl adds any new threat URLs, fingerprints and signatures to all the three products in the SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite.

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