Malware Targets Anti-Putin Campaigners

WEBINAR:

Modernizing Authentication — What It Takes to Transform Secure Access


Date: 12/14/2017 @ 1 p.m. ET

SHARE
Share it on Twitter  
Share it on Facebook  
Share it on Google+
Share it on Linked in  
Email  

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.

For regular security news updates, follow eSecurityPlanet on Twitter: @eSecurityP.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Loading Comments...