At the end of last month, I saw some malicious AutoCAD files (AL/Utax-A) which caused me to put AutoCAD on my research to-do list. The last time I seriously looked at AutoCAD malware was back in May 2007 (AL/Bursted-Fam).
Imagine my surprise therefore, when - after a week away on vacation - I came back to find that there are reports of another new piece of AutoCAD malware!
Last night, SophosLabs received a copy of this new malware - detection is being released as AL/Logo-A.
AutoCAD is now higher on my research to do list and so expect me to talk about these threats more in the near future.
I am struck by a comment in my blog of two years ago:
"As with all malware occurrences if you practice SafeHex then you are less likely to be affected by malware."
The malicious ACAD.VLX file has an MD5 checksum of