Adobe InDesign License Key malware attack spammed out

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Criminal hackers have spammed out emails which pretend to contain a license key for the desktop publishing program Adobe InDesign.

Their intention? To infect your Windows computer with malware.

The emails pretend to come from Adobe, in a noxious campaign which bears many similarities to the fake Adobe Acrobat Reader updates spammed out yesterday.

A typical message looks like the following:

Subject: InDesign CS4 License Key

Attached file: License_key_ID[random number].zip

Message body:
Hello,

Your Adobe CS4 License key is in attached document below.
We encourage you to explore its new and enhanced capabilities with these helpful tips, tutorials, and eSeminars.
Thank you for buying Adobe InDesign CS4 software.

Adobe Systems…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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