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Malware through PDF Attachments..?

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A recent malicious campaign discovers the delivery of PDF documents to the users as an attachment through phishing messages in order for them to download a malicious Android executable file.


The PDFs utilize various ways such as “To open this document, update the adobe reader” or “To unlock this document press below button" to grab the user's attention. At the point when the user finally perform the requested click activity on that document, a malevolent APK (Android executable) file is downloaded from a link that was present in that PDF, which further downloads original Adobe Reader.



This malware additionally has the ability to peruse contacts, read, the browser bookmarks, and key-logging and to inhibit the background processes.


It distinguishes whether the phone is rooted or non-rooted and proceeds accordingly at the same time gathering information on the longitude and latitude data while tracking SMS notifications and call status' and then sending the...(continued)
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