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Malicious Macros in Word Documents
« on: March 15, 2016, 08:42:51 PM »
Malicious macros embedded in Word documents are increasingly being used
as an attack vector. Researchers have now found a variant in which the
documents use fileless malware; in other words, they place malware
directly into the device's memory. The attack was delivered through
targeted spam that contains a malicious document. If the macros are
permitted to run, they use PowerShell to gather information about the
computer. The malware looks for machines where financial transactions
are conducted.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3043570/security/documents-with-malicious-macros-deliver-fileless-malware.html

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Re: Malicious Macros in Word Documents
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 11:17:43 PM »
macro viruses are back? everything old is new again

Re: Malicious Macros in Word Documents
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 05:15:25 AM »
a large number of peeps that check that public facing email weren't around when macro viruses went around last time and spear phishing emails have come a long way.

we had a zip attachement caught in the mail filter at work which seemed to be from one of our office scanners.

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Re: Malicious Macros in Word Documents
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 11:56:22 AM »
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a large number of peeps that check that public facing email weren't around when macro viruses went around last time

...well... now im feeling old...

Re: Malicious Macros in Word Documents
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 08:50:28 PM »
ha ha i'll rephrase, weren't in the workforce when macro viruses went around last time.

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