The Number of the Beast

Yesterday, we sent out a warning regarding the PDF zero-day we found being exploited in the wild. Adobe has released a security advisory with mitigations. Here are more details about the attack. The JavaScript embedded in the crafted PDF is highly obfuscated using string manipulation techniques. Most of the variables in the JavaScript are in Italian. The JavaScript has version checks for various versions of Adobe Reader as shown below and it creates the appropriate…

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