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A legitimate feature in Microsoft Office that allows Word to load data from other documents is being exploited to push a new variant of the Locky ransomware. Victims are reportedly targeted with malspam messages via the infamous Necurs botnet. Under the subject line “Emailed Invoice” followed by a string of random numbers, the malspam attack […]

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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 […]

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Researchers are warning that the group behind Necurs, one of the most venerable malware spamming operations, has added functions to its toolkit to gain new insight into its victims. Necurs is a botnet, a vast network of hacked computers used in this case to email malware to new victims. The malware includes TrickBot, which is […]

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