James Kay, chief technical officer, BlackSpider Technologies, said: "This was a particularly opportunist attack. Emails from the first wave were still being released by the hacker when the second wave struck. Antivirus vendors were probably not expecting a second – and very similar – wave to occur while the first attack was still happening. Not only was the first attack successful, it also effectively acted as a smokescreen and allowed the second strike to catch the antivirus community off guard, which is why it enjoyed a window of exposure of more than three hours."
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