Posted on behalf of Mathew Nisbet, Malware Data Analyst and Jo Hurcombe, AV Operations Engineer, Symantec Hosted Services
On the June 18, MessageLabs Intelligence spotted a new malicious email attack, using PDFs as a hook. A little different to the usual PDF related e-mails, this doesn’t attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in the PDF format, or attempt to get the victim to download malware masquerading as a new PDF reader. Instead, this one is after credit card details.
The email tells you that there is a new version of their PDF reader available, and gives a bit of a sales pitch for this new software.
Clicking on the link takes the recipient to a professional-looking page made to advertise the fictitious software.
Clicking on the download link takes the victim to a different site...