In the Official Google Enterprise Blog, Amanda Kleha of the Google Apps Security & Compliance Team, writes, "Many of the viruses we see follow a similar format, in which an e-mail with an embedded Web site link in the message is changed from what the link displays. Another recent example was a spoofed CNN newsletter sent out by spammers. In this case, the content included current news stories with numerous links in the message. The majority of the links were valid, but there were some that were replaced with malicious links. As soon as our technology started detecting these messages, we implemented a filter to stop these elusive viruses and voila! -- all of our 14 million business users were protected. This network effect and rapid protection against these new tactics is why businesses are increasingly moving their e-mail security into the cloud."
Google says that it already has seen some interesting new attacks this month, as well. In order to help educate its customers, Google is hosting a Webinar for IT pros. It will be held Friday, Aug. 15 (tomorrow) at 10 a.m. PDT. You can find out more about it here.