The Latest in IT Security

Necurs-Based DDE Attacks Now Spreading Locky Ransomware



Microsoft may soon have to reflect on its stance that the use of an Office feature called DDE to execute code on compromised computers doesn’t merit a patch.

The SANS Internet Storm Center last night said the Necurs botnet has been spreading Locky ransomware using the DDE attack. Handler Brad Duncan said he had access to several dozen emails that are part of a spam campaign moving the ransomware. The emails contain one of three distinct Word document attachments spreading the malware and opting for the DDE technique rather than macros, which for more than a year have been the preferred means of downloading malware from a remote server.

Read More

Leave a reply


MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...



Latest Comments