Bogus Evernote alert leads to exploit kit

February 17, 2014 – 2:49 PM

Evernote users are being actively targeted with an email spam campaign that tries to trick them into following a malicious link.

Sent from [email protected] and titled “Image has been sent”, the email pretends to be a notification from Evernote that alerts the user to an image he or she needs to check out, and which is apparently hosted on Evernote.

Unfortunately, that’s not true. It leads the user to a malicious site that is believed to host the Angler exploit kit and which, upon a successful vulnerability exploitation, saddles him or her with malware.

Dynamoo’s Blog’s Conrad Longmore believes that the spam campaign in question has been mounted by the so-called RU:8080 gang, which has a history of similar spam runs impersonating legitimate Internet services such as Pinterest, Dropbox, etc.


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