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    Archive for August 22nd, 2012

    The more things change, the more they remain the same. Cybercriminals are still using various news events as bait to get users to read their emails and install malware. Proof: we received email samples that used the Ramadan and an upcoming conference — all to lure users into downloading and executing the malicious attachments.

    Ramadan-Themed Message Carry Malicious Files

    With the recent observation of Eid ul-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, certain attackers crafted Ramadan-themed messages to take advantage of the event. We found two email variants that contain .XLS attachments verified to be malicious (detected by Trend Micro TROJ_MDROP.AIG).

    The sender address contains the word “Uyghur”, which is likely a spoofed email address created by its perpetrators to make it appear that it came from the World Uyghur conference. The malware associated with this email is under analysis.

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