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Thread: New Microsoft Word Malware Attack

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    New Microsoft Word Malware Attack

    Fancy Bear, the advanced hacking group researchers say is tied to the Russian government, is actively exploiting a newly revived technique that gives attackers a stealthy means of infecting computers using Microsoft Office documents
    This is tied to the use of Macros, which may be embedded in attached files.

    Read more here.

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    Sheesh. It's looking like a really good decision to have bought myself a nice pen and some ink...

    As always, thanks for the warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post
    This is tied to the use of Macros, which may be embedded in attached files.
    Which are disabled (with a notification) by default unless someone goes into the options and explicitly turns them back on.

    Ref: Enable or disable macros in Office files ( link )

    -cb

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    Looks interesting but it seems a little common sense avoids a successful attack. Still, thanks for the heads up.
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    Thanks! Mine are disabled with notification. I don't click on anything unfamiliar anyway.
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