Security researchers from TrendMicro have intercepted a currently circulating 2012 Olympics themed emails containing malicious attachments.
The cybercriminals behind the campaign are enticing end and corporate users into opening the malicious Microsoft Office (.doc) attachment, which upon execution will attempt to exploit CVE-2010-3333 (RTF Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability) and will later on drop a backdoor on the infected PCs. According to TrendMicro:
This backdoor may perform several malicious routines, including deleting and creating files and shutting down the infected system.
End and corporate users are advised to be extra vigilant for the upcoming increase of 2012 Olympics themed scams and malware-serving campaign, that will inevitably hit their Inboxes.