Kim Jong-Il death exploited
The former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il, who suffered a fatal heart attack on board a train on December 17th last year, has become the latest subject of e-mail spammers.
Trend Micro researchers have collected a number of spam e-mails sent in the days after Mr Kim’s death that contain malicious PDF file attachments. The e-mails announce the death of Kim Jong-Il and carry a PDF file named ‘A Brief Introduction of Kim Jong-Il’.
Analysis of the PDF attackment by Erika Mendoza at Trend Micro revealed that it exploits CVE-2010-2883 and CVE-2011-0611 in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. It drops a backdoor that provides the ability to upload and download files, execute files and terminate processes.