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'Steve Jobs Alive!' emails lead to exploits and malware

Security researchers from M86 Labs have intercepted a currently spreading malware campaign using Steve Jobs as a social engineering theme.
Written by Dancho Danchev on

Cybercriminals are quick to capitalize on the death of Steve Jobs.

Security researchers from M86 Labs have intercepted a currently spreading malware campaign using Steve Jobs as a social engineering theme.

Sample subjects used in the campaign:

Steve Jobs Alive!; Steve Jobs Not Dead!; Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet!; Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?

Upon clicking on the links the visitors are redirected to a obfuscated malware-serving page, courtesy of a popular web malware exploitation kit known as the BlackHole exploit kit. The exploit kit attempts to exploit popular client-side vulnerabilities in installed applications or browser plugins.

Users are advised not to interact with suspicious emails, or spam emails in general.

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