Application security, Malware, Phishing

Malicious emails masquerading as Adobe warning

Researchers at anti-spam firm Red Condor are warning users of malicious emails crafted to look like a legitimate thread of forwarded messages discussing Adobe software vulnerabilities. The thread begins with an email supposedly coming from an employee in Adobe's Risk Management department that warns recipients of a denial-of service-vulnerability and urges them to apply a patch. Adding legitimacy to the campaign, the emails appear to have been forwarded by people of higher positions in the recipient's organization. The messages contain a link to an executable, which has been identified as a trojan. Adobe, in a Wednesday blog post, advised people to ignore the email. — AM

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