Microsoft Warns of PDF Attachments Containing Malicious Links

Microsoft indicates seeing an up tick in legitimate looking PDF attachment that contain malicious links. Opening the PDF file does not cause any security issues; however, clicking a link inside the attachment can lead to serious issues. The problem is that the PDF document appears to be legitimate including the content.

Microsoft offers the following suggestions to help stay alert:

“In these times, when we’re seeing heightened phishing attacks with improved social engineering techniques, a little bit of paranoia doesn’t hurt. For instance, question why Adobe Reader is trying to open an Excel file. Ask why Dropbox is requiring you to enter your email credentials, not your Dropbox account credentials.”

Read more about malicious PDF files along with some examples…

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