Recently, vulnerabilities in Adobe products have come to pose a major threat, and the number of infections which they cause overtook those resulting from vulnerabilities in Windows or Internet Explorer long ago. The latest zero-day vulnerability was identified this week and grabbed the attention of AV researchers right way, with PDF files with a marked Chinese connection appearing in the wild.
One of these files was called “Cao Chang-Ching The CPP made eight mistang Urumuqi incident_mm.pdf”. The events of the past few days in the Chinese town of Urumqui, where local residents clashed with police, made the news around the world, so it’s no surprise to see this topic being used to spread malicious programs. [viruslist.com]