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Microsoft Word Macro Attack Aims at Rich Targets

01
Jul
2014

A very well conceived spear-phishing campaign using Office Macro attack vector has been discovered to target victims in banking, oil, television, and jewelry industries. Researchers at Cisco have analyzed how the new threat operates and have noted that the cybercriminals take advantage of the Visual Basic Scripting for Applications feature in Microsoft Word to deliver the malware to the victims computer. When the victim opens the Word document, an On-Open macro fires, which res…

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