SPAM - Critical Update: Please Patch Windows with Malware
After patching 11 vulnerabilities for this months Patch Tuesday, spam is being sent that falsely claims that the recipient should immediately install another critical Microsoft update.
Advanced Threats Researcher Jamz Yaneza discovered this latest ploy:
Patching ones system using this spam as a guidance, however, downloads a multitude of badness, and one particular malicious piece of malware which is detected as EXPL_ANICMOO.GEN.
Interestingly enough, this exploit has been around for quite some time.
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Malware writers are counting on the urgency of the emails tone to trick recipients into applying the patch.
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