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Dridex gang uses unpatched Microsoft Word exploit to target millions

12
Apr
2017
Dridex gang uses unpatched Microsoft Word exploit to target millions

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The gang behind the Dridex computer trojan has adopted an unpatched Microsoft Word exploit and used it to target millions of users.

The exploit’s existence was revealed Friday by security researchers from antivirus vendor McAfee, but targeted attacks using it have been happening since January. After McAfee’s limited public disclosure, researchers from FireEye confirmed having tracked the attacks for several weeks as well.

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