Posted on behalf of Tony Millington, Malware Operations Engineer, Symantec Hosted Services
On Friday 3rd December at 12:41 Skeptic stopped a new virus that we had not seen before, a targeted attack against a government body using WikiLeaks as social engineering to get the user to open the document.
Commercial Scanner Detection: 9/43
The email had been sent from a compromised account and, as is often the case, the social engineering didn’t have a lot of thought behind it. Because the above sentence within the email doesn’t make much sense, the recipient is led to believe the pdf attachment may lead to more information.
However, the attachment has an encrypted executable embedded in it...