Symantec Warns of Latest World Cup Malware

It’s no secret that soccer is huge in Brazil. Malware authors are certainly well aware of the nation’s affinity for the sport, and have launched a World Cup-themed scam this week targeting executives at many of the largest firms in the country.

But with this come-on, the scammers have included both a tainted PDF file as an attachment and a link to a malicious website. eSecurity Planet has the details.

A new World Cup-themed malware scam this week is using a PDF attachment and a malicious link in tandem to trick high-ranking executives at dozens of Brazil’s largest corporations into downloading malicious digital cargo.

This latest socially engineered World Cup malware campaign has been under way for a little more than a week, according to an advisory on Symantec’s (NASDAQ: SYMC) MessageLabs Intelligence blog.

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