Olympics 2012 Schedule Could Be Malware



Anyone receiving an email with an attachment supposedly containing the schedule for the 2012 Olympics in London, might get more than they bargain for as the attached PDF could be malware and that is a prize that nobody wants to receive. The warning comes from the Helsinki based security experts F-Secure, they have released an image of the file but you have to suppose that if you are seeing it, then you are already in trouble as the malware attacks any weaknesses in the Adobe Acrobat and Reader.



According to a posting on the F-Secure website, this is what they have discovered;


The PDF exploits CVE-2010-2883, which affects older versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat. A typical PDF exploit will launch a clean decoy as part of its attack, and in this case, the decoy is a copy of the London 2012 Olympic schedule circa October 2010. The original source PDF can still be found online at: london2012.com.


Source [Mashable]