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Spear-Phishing E-mail with Missing Children Theme

Original release date: August 22, 2013 | Last revised: August 23, 2013

The FBI is aware of a spear-phishing e-mail appearing as if it were sent from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The subject of the e-mail is "Search for Missing Children," and a zip file containing three malicious files is attached. E-mail recipients should always treat links and attachments in unsolicited or unexpected e-mail with caution.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center's announcement and refer to the US-CERT Security Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.

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