According to the company, targeted users first get a spam e-mail proclaiming the Obama win, and it asks users to visit a bogus election results Web site. Users are then asked to download what looks to be a movie to watch Obama's "amazing speech." Instead of a video of Obama's speech in Chicago last night, visitors are instead infected with a Trojan horse/backdoor which can be remotely controlled by the attacker.
In an e-mail to InformationWeek, a Sophos spokesperson also noted that the malware:
Contains rootkit technology to conceal itself Is designed to steal information from an infected computer Also has general "backdoor" functionality Spies on user's keyboard and mouse inputs and can take screenshots Looks for passwords
It submits the information it needs to a Web server located in Kiev, Ukraine.
Sophos has more information here, on its research blog.