Archive - November 13, 2017

A new Microsoft Office malware planted by Russian Fancy Bear hackers

A new cyber-attack has been spreading through Office documents without the macros. Fancy Bear, an advanced hacking group is behind this malware and security specialists believe the group has links with the Russian government.

The malware basically infects computers using Microsoft Office documents through the DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) feature. Fancy Bear hackers send a Word document called “IsisAttackInNewYork.docx” as bait.

If the target opens the file, it connects to a control server, downloads the malware called Seduploader and installs it on the computer.

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