Malicious file attached to brazilian world cup email
SurfControl is currently tracking a new malicious threat that masquerades as a video file relating to a recent dispute between the coach of the Brazilian football team and President Lula of Brazil over the health of team star, Ronaldo.
The email is in Portuguese and includes photos of the Brazilian World Cup star, as well as photos of President Lula. Currently in wide distribution throughout Brazil, it encourages the reader to click on the attached file to view a video relating to the national controversy. The attachment is in fact a malicious Trojan .exe file. Upon download, the file extracts itself and emulates a Microsoft software installation thus allowing it to alter firewall settings such that it can operate seemingly undetected. The application then attempts to perform a distributed denial of service attack.