Tuesday, 30 March 2010

FIFA World Cup malware spreads malicious PDF files

As might be expected, there are reports of a targeted malware campaign using a FIFA World Cup  2010 theme that attempts to trick end users into executing a malicious PDF file that exploits a recently patched flaw in Adobe Reader. If you enlarge the image you will see that the attackers have downloaded Greenlife's PDF document and changed it to include malicious code. They then attempted to email the malicious PDF to a user in a major international organisation that brings together governments from all over the world. Read the whole story -and what to do about it- here. (Malware is defined as: a collective term for all types of damaging software such as Trojans, Spyware or Viruses.) (This item also appears on CampoPulse.)

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