Beware Adobe Software Upgrade Notification – malware attached!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Cybercriminals have widely spammed out a malware attack posing as upgrades for Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe X Suite Advanced.

The emails, which pretend to come from Adobe, have a ZIP file attached which contains a version of the Zeus Trojan horse, designed to steal banking information from compromised computers.

The risk is that less technical-savvy computer users might believe the email is legitimate, and be tricked into installing malware onto their computer thinking that it is an official Adobe update…

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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