SOURCE: SurfControl

July 28, 2006 19:00 ET

SurfControl First to Detect Phishing Scam Targeting Microsoft Customers

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 28, 2006 -- SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, is currently tracking an email phishing scam that appears to be a message from Microsoft. The email conveys that the user has won a prize from Microsoft that can be claimed by visiting the Microsoft "Resolution Centre" and filling out a small form. When clicking on the link included in the email, the user is taken to a malicious Web site that closely resembles Microsoft's home page.

SurfControl will add malcode protection for this attack into databases for all products. SurfControl also advises users to update any anti-virus software.

SurfControl's Threat Analysis and Research department is uniquely positioned to provide protection through its Adaptive Threat Intelligence service that spans the globe. 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 signatures and/or URLs to all three of the products in the SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite.

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SurfControl makes Internet communication a business advantage -- and not a threat. The SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite gives customers 360 degrees Internet protection and covers all points of Internet vulnerability -- including inbound and outbound communication and employees on or off the network. All products in the Enterprise Protection Suite are backed by industry-leading threat detection, delivered by SurfControl's Global Threat Experts working 24/7 to provide customers with dynamic protection against emerging threats. The company has more than 22,000 customers worldwide, and employs more than 500 people in offices across the United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit

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