Malicious #rich text format (#rtf) documents are often used to spread #malware, and a recent #attack #campaign targeting the Israeli public sector has been using RTF files to inject the ##zeus trojan.
Security researchers at Check Point have identified a series of attacks after a high-profile client submitted a malicious RTF file for analysis. The file had been received my multiple employees via spam email, and the security firm found that it had been sent to multiple people working for various Israeli public sector organizations.
According to the security firm, the malicious campaign targeted over 200 machines across 15 distinct Israeli firms and institutions, including government agencies, security industry firms, municipal agencies, research institutions and even hospitals.
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