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F-Secure : News from the Lab – Targeted WMF email attacks

F-Secure : News from the Lab – January of 2006.

Targeted WMF email attacks Posted by Mikko @ 12:17 GMT

Our colleagues and business partners at Messagelabs have stopped a very interesting WMF attack today.

A new WMF exploit file was spammed to a targeted list of a few dozen high-profile email addresses.

The email urged recipients to open the enclosed MAP.WMF file – which exploited the computer and downloaded a backdoor from http://www.jerrynews[dot]com.

What makes the case really interesting was the cloak-and-dagger language used in the email which was spoofed to originate from US State Department’s security unit.

Confidential

Attached is the digital map for you. You should meet that man at those points seperately.

Delete the map thereafter. Good luck.

Tommy” title=”From: tommy@security.state.gov

Confidential

Attached is the digital map for you. You should meet that man at those points seperately.

Delete the map thereafter. Good luck.

Tommy”>

Oh yeah? And should you get killed, we will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds…

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January 2, 2006 - Posted by | Antivirus News, Security News, Virus Outbreaks

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