We found a new malicious XLS file which contains lots of names, details and contact information for journalists around the world:
This file was e-mailed to unknown persons, apparently in order to launch a targeted attack. The relevance of the journalists mentioned in the attack file is unknown.
When the file (md5 hash: 738B307F892BCCA4E40C8B9C78DA52E1) is opened, it exploits a vulnerability in Excel. The vulnerability executes a piece of embedded code that drops several new executables to hard drive and launches them, including: