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Beware Adobe Software Upgrade Notification Email

An email pretend to come from Adobe has been widely spammed out, Which has a malware in attachment posing as upgrades for Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe X Suite Advanced. The malware attached is the 'Zeus Trojan horse' which is designed to steal banking information.
The email is send from the spoofed address “Adobe Update Notification <>”  and Each email is slightly different, incorporating different reference numbers in the subject line, attached filename and message body....  Mainly it has subjects similar to "Adobe Software Critical Upgrade Notification ID: M29MGJW7CN3" or "Adobe Systems Software Critical Upgrade Notification ID: 6974438831048" or "Adobe Acrobat: Upgrade Needed, Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:08:48 +0100" and has the  body similar to the following:
Hello Dear,
Adobe is pleased to announce new version upgrades for Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe X Suite
Advanced features include:
- Collaborate across borders
- Create rich, polished PDF files from any application that prints
- Ensure visual fidelity
- Encrypt and share PDF files more securely
- Use the standard for document archival and exchange
To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today please open attached file.
Copyright 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
TrackNum: C0RCKD-7363931
Adobe Systems Incorporated,
Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:21:16 -0300
If you get the similar kind of message, dont trust the things like that. Currently only 5 of the 43 AV engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total. Hence, you cant rely on anti viruses for the newly designed viruses, your security is in your hand only, So be Careful.

If you want more security tips, check out other posts under category Antivirus and Security Tips.


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