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Adobe Issues Alert on Malicious License Key Emails

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Adobe Issues Alert on Malicious License Key Emails

Earlier this week, researchers from MX Lab warned that cybercriminals started sending out malicious emails purporting to contain license keys for various Adobe products. After learning of the cybercriminal campaign, Adobe has published an alert to warn customers.

“Adobe is aware of reports that a phishing campaign is underway involving malicious email purporting to deliver license keys for a variety of Adobe offerings. Customers who receive one of these emails should delete it immediately without downloading attachments or following hyperlinks that may be included in the message,” the alert reads.

The company advises customers to check out their “Prevent Phishing” page to learn more on how to protect themselves.

The scam notifications instruct recipients to get their license keys for products such as Creative Suite 6 Master Collection, Adobe Connect, or Director from the attached file.

Experts say that the fake Adobe license key emails carry a variant of Kuluoz, a Trojan that’s designed to download other pieces of malware onto infected computers.

 

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