CERT India finds ‘Kim Jong-Il’ spam

Indian computer security analysts have found a vicious malware virus streaming into its cyberspace, in the name of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. The said file, if opened, will hack and crash vulnerable e-mail addresses.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) detected and alerted internet users to the spam mails that carried a fake name of; ‘brief_introduction_of_kim_jong_Ill_pdf.pdf’. They are currently asking all government and other IP addresses to not click on the link as it may lead to a loss of valuable data.

CERT-In clarified; “The said pdf file is exploiting vulnerabilities in Adobe reader and Acrobat, that once successfully exploited leads to remote code execution in the victim system,”

Source: The Times of India

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