‘Super Tuesday’ Trick Used by Malicious Scammers
Sophos security Software Company have reported a new malware that comes to target users interested in next US election, the executable file is called Super_Tuesday_2012_voting_information.exe , and this is actually a malicious software that have nothing to do with the US day of election.
By executing the file victim will connect to a remote web server located in the Russian cyberspace to download the malware and install spoolsvr.exe, while to avoid suspicion criminal also create a pdf file called Super_Tuesday_2012_voting_information.pdf.
Sophos flags the new malware as a Troj/ST2012V-A , while this is not the first case observed by the company that is using US election for spreading malwares. To protect yourself keep your antivirus signature and software updated and if you feel that your machine are infected than check the Malware Removal Guide for Windows.