Contributor: Jeet Morparia
As conflict in Syria continues, email attacks against various organizations throughout the Middle East and Europe have also been identified.
Figure 1. Sample email used in this campaign from “Free Dom” (Freedom)
The targeted organizations are extensive, from individuals at a public university, to hotels, oil companies, and government agencies.
Recipients of these emails are presented with text in Arabic. The email (Figure 1) claims to be an important message from Sheikh Adnan al-Aroor, a figure in opposition to the current Syrian government. The email includes a .zip file attachment, which contains a .lnk (shortcut) file.
In the past, we have...