Massive Malspam Campaign Finds a New Vector for FlawedAmmyy RAT

20th July, 2018 By Tara Seals

 

 

Hundreds of thousands of emails are delivering weaponized PDFs containing malicious SettingContent-ms files.

 

A widespread spam campaign from the well-known financial criminal group TA505 is spreading the FlawedAmmyy RAT using a brand-new vector: Weaponized PDFs containing malicious SettingContent-ms files.

 

The SettingContent-ms file format was introduced in Windows 10; it allows a user to create “shortcuts” to various Windows 10 setting pages.

 

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