Blackhole Exploit Kit Leverages News Portal Website

 Analysis by: Ediste Paolo dela Cruz

A phishing campaign targeting customers of a news portal website is seen in the wild. The said campaign makes use of blackhole exploit kit designed to infect users with malicious files to steal sensitive information. The spammers make use of a legitimate email notification template from a news portal website to make it appear that it is legitimate. From the email's content, it lures users into clicking a malicious link. Once the URL is clicked, it will redirect to a site hosting a malicious JavaScript.

Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ protects users from this threat by blocking the spam mail samples, as well as any related malicious URLs and malware.

 SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: October 03, 2012 GMT-8
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