Lourdian Mosuela over at CommTouch Cafe had an interesting post about some foreign exchange themed malware today. The unsuspecting target receives what looks like a misdirected document that appears to be plans for some foreign exchange stat-arb trading in July. Of course, opening the file installs malware, and does not reveal any secret plans. The interesting thing here is that the attacker has taken some time to get to know their audience and has thus made the message more attractive. This may have been an attack targeted against a foreign exchange firm, or against financial professionals and would probably be much more effective than the standard “I am a Nigerian prince and have I got a deal for you!” message. The malware arms race continues.