more sophisticated delivery = more successful malware attacks?

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Lourdian Mosuela over at CommTouch Cafe had an interesting post about some foreign exchange themed malware today. ¬†The unsuspecting target receives what looks like a misdirected document that appears to be plans for some foreign exchange stat-arb trading in July. ¬†Of course, opening the file installs malware, and does not reveal any secret plans. ¬†The interesting thing here is that the attacker has taken some time to get to know their audience and has thus made the message more attractive. ¬† This may have been an attack targeted against a foreign exchange firm, or against financial professionals and would probably be much more effective than the standard “I am a Nigerian prince and have I got a deal for you!” message. ¬†The malware arms race continues.

more sophisticated delivery = more successful malware attacks?