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PDF Malware - Increase for holiday season

Sunbelt security warns of holiday package delivery scams and other threats where PDF malware may be circulating

PDF Malware - Increase for holiday season
http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/pdf-malware-is-back-in-season.html

QUOTE: Avid readers of the GFI Labs blog can attest that they're no strangers to this kind of attack: one receives an email purporting to have come from a legitimate company with an attached Adobe .PDF file claiming that it's either a receipt, a document, or a ticket. Claims of what the attachment is supposed to be varies, but what remains consistent is that the email always instructs recipients to open it and / or save it on their computer.

Our researchers in the AV Labs have been seeing an uptick of this particular campaign, which pose as a message from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and bears the subject "Package is was not able to be delivered please print out the attached label".