Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet! Emails Lead to Malware

We all are aware of that Mr. Steve Jobs death. But this phenomena has beeing misused by cyber criminals. Previously we have seen Facebook scam happened after the death of a public figure, a scam was started on Facebook Thursday to exploit the death of Steve Jobs. Claiming that free iPads were being given away in “in memory of Steve,” the Facebook page was quickly taken down after the media began to report on it.
But it not yet over Security researchers from M86 Labs have intercepted a currently spreading malware campaign a Steve Jobs spam campaign, with the subject suggesting that he is still alive. 

Steve Jobs Alive!
Steve Jobs Not Dead!
Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet!
Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?

The URL links in the spam are many and varied. The websites that they point to all look to be hacked by the addition of obfuscated code that, after two layers of redirects, ultimately ends up at a BlackHole exploit kit landing page.

The intermediary redirect URLs are random-looking domains, with a top level domain of .ms (Monserrat in case you didn’t know), here are some examples:
The purpose of the exploit kit is to try and exploit vulnerabilities on the system and eventually download malicious executable files. At this stage, we are not sure what the ultimate payload is, as no files were actually downloaded on our test system.
Unfortunately, many people may find this spam campaign “click-worthy” given the icon that Steve Jobs was. The usual advice applies – avoid clicking links in unsolicited email. In this case, one simple click is all it takes to get compromised.

-News Source (M86lab)


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