Cyber criminals have used the recent terror attacks as fuel for terror-alert spear phishing emails. The emails which read like a warning from the law enforcement officials in Dubai, Bahrain, Turkey, and Canada, bank on users’ fear of terror attacks to trick them into executing the malicious attachments. The attachments, containing Backdoor.Sockrat, are disguised as valuable security tips that could help recipients to protect themselves, as well as their companies and their families, from potential terror attacks.
The Symantec Threat Intelligence Team has posted a blog about the campaign in the link below.
Terror-alert spam targets the Middle East, Canada to spread malware