Adobe malware attack sloppiness puts a Spaniard in the works

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Is there a patron saint of computer users? There should be.

After all, there are patron saints of dentists, bee keepers, and plasterers.

Well, whoever they might be, we should give thanks to them that time and time again hackers make elementary mistakes that mean (if we keep our wits about us) we can avoid our computer becoming infected.

Take this Spanish-language email which has been spammed out, for instance, claiming to point to an update for the Adobe Flash Player:

At first glance the email may look legitimate enough to any Spanish computer users receiving it in their inbox. The subject line reads “Ya hay disponible una actualizacion de Adobe Flash Player” which translates as “An update is…

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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.