Malware Targets Anti-Putin Campaigners

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Symantec researchers are warning of a spam campaign designed specifically to infect anti-Putin protesters' PCs with malware.

"The emails included an attachment detected by Symantec as Trojan.Dropper, but those who see the document are presented with details of an apparent anti-Putin meeting that even features a map," writes IT PRO's Tom Brewster. "However, malicious macros, if enabled, will be running in the background and 'a particularly nasty Trojan' is activated, the security giant found."

"Various files are then deleted from the user’s machine, including .doc, .exe, .xls and .zip files," Brewster writes.

Go to "Malware trying to trick anti-Putin protesters" to read the details.

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