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PDF Exploit on email about Federal Reserve Bank

By luismendez_289 ·
Greetings,
My boss followed a link in an email message ofering more information about a phishing attack to a group of banks and that some restrictions were going to be applied and as the company does work with money transfers he was alittle concerned about.

The machine started to slow down and the research I made is that this msg actually take you to a website were it downloads a pdf exploit. Does anyone had any experience cleaning this type of malware and be kind and provide some instructions?

Fllowing I add the text of the message without the malicious links:

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

Important:
You're getting this letter in connection with new directives issued by U.S.
Treasury Department. The directives concern U.S. Federal Wire online payments.

On On January 1, 2009 a large-scaled phishing attack started and has been still lasting. A great number of banks and credit unions is affected by this attack and quantity of illegal wire transfers has reached an extremely high level.

U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in common worked out a complex of immediate actions for the highest possible reduction of fraudulent operations. We regret to inform you that definite restrictions will be applied to all Federal Wire transfers from January 6 till January 16.

Here you can get more detailed information regarding the affected banks and U.S. Treasury Department restrictions:

Thanks in advance.
LFM

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Use a search engine......

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to PDF Exploit on email abou ...

I just used LiveSearch and it returned hundreds of hits regarding this exploit. It's easy to find, if you look. Here's one of the first links that popped up in the search.

http://blog.trendmicro.com/bogus-federal-reserve-sites-deliver-pdf-exploit/

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Thanks!

by luismendez_289 In reply to Use a search engine......

Thanks a lot.
I did use a search engine but did not receive specific on the same exploit. Did look for some but no answer on the solution to fix the problem. I am rebuilding the machine system partition. Dont have a problem as I separate data and system files. Tks a lot.

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