According to Trend Micro researchers, the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is being leveraged to distribute a Trojan.
"An email sample provided by Trend Micro quotes a CNN headline that refers to the death of Kim Jong-il at the age of 69 as a result of a heart attack," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "While the message is simple, the attachment that comes with the email promises a 'brief introduction of Kim Jong Il.'"
"When opened, the apparently harmless PDF file displays some information and a picture of the ruler, but in reality it also hides a Trojan identified as Troj_Pidief.egq," Kovacs writes. "Troj_Pidief.egq drops another malicious file detected as BKDR_FYNLOS.A, a backdoor that connects to C&C servers in order to receive data that enable it to perform a wide range of commands such as downloading, uploading, and executing files and shell commands."
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