Xmas malware frenzy
A Christmas themed jigsaw puzzle game called Christmas_Puzzle.exe doing the rounds is actually a Trojan (Ardamax E) that uses rootkit technology to hide its presence on compromised systems.
Meanwhile a PowerPoint file named Christmas+Blessing-4.ppt uses an IE vulnerabilities to deposit malicious code on vulnerable Windows boxes. The exploit has been embedded in an innocent Christmas-themed PPT slideshow that's been circulating on the net, security firm F-Secure notes. Xmas malware frenzy | Channel Register
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