Blackhole Exploit Kit Leverages US Presidential Election
With just a month away from the US elections, cybercriminals are already leveraging this event through a spam run. TrendLabs AntiSpam reseacrh engineers spotted a phishing campaign that purports to come from CNN and takes advantage of the US presidential election. The said spammed message bore the subject, CNN Breaking NEws - Mitt Romney Almost President and leads to blackhole exploit kit.
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.