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Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Does the Barracuda Spam Firewall block the January 8, 2008 malware threats against salesforce.com?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 2 years ago
Solution #00003002

Scope:
Applies to all supported Barracuda Spam Firewalls with active Energize Updates subscriptions.

Answer:
Yes. On January 8, 2008, salesforce.com issued a special notification to all of its customers regarding a specific malware threat masquerading as part of its Identity Confirmation feature. This particular email contained a known virus currently profiled and blocked by the Barracuda Spam Firewall. On January 8, 2008, the virus name was BN.ZeroHour-67814.

On this same day, Barracuda Networks also implemented specific rules to block the social engineering of this email. As such, even if different virus variants are used with the same form of enticement to download, the Barracuda Spam Firewall will block these future variants using its rules scoring engine.

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