PDFs Allow Malware to Pass Email Spam Filters Undetected
That unknown ADP invoice in your inbox may be a vehicle for malware.
A release from Redtail is warning its customers that a malicious piece of spam has been hitting its servers. The emails look like an invoice from ADP that includes a PDF file. The PDF includes malware that can steal log in credentials for email and social media accounts.
The use of a real PDF helps the spam slip through filters and land, undetected, in email inboxes. The email appears with a subject of FW: Invoice_XXXXXXX or Past Due ADP Invoice. While the invoice number and sender are different, the email appears to be coming from an @sage.co.uk email address.
Just viewing the PDF can infect your computer. Older versions of Adobe Reader are more vulnerable than the newest versions.
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