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Scammers are trying to exploit coronavirus concerns to breach companies

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Phishing attempts come with a Microsoft Word document that activates a strain of malicious software, AZORult, which allows attackers to make off with sensitive data.

North Korean hackers target U.S. entities amid stalled denuclearization talks

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

A hacking group with North Korean ties has been targeting U.S. entities with malicious documents this summer as it works to hide its tracks better, according to research from Prevailion.

Microsoft patches zero-day exploit against Internet Explorer

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

The vulnerability is exploited by visiting a malicious web page or opening a malicious Microsoft Word document rendered with Internet Explorer.

Researchers say this attack is a bad bug. Microsoft says it's a feature.

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Dynamic Data Exchange,like mac ros, can be abused by hackers to help them take over a targeted computer. But it's not a vulnerability and there's no fix, says Microsoft.

Cybercriminals hijacked a government server to send sophisticated malware to U.S. companies

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The technical findings connect a known advanced persistent threat group, codenamed FIN7 by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye, to a sophisticated intrusion technique that was detected in a recent wave of spoofed emails that mimicked the SEC's domain.

New Microsoft Word zero-day used to spread 'lawful intercept' malware, analysts say

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A well-funded spy group appears to have recently acquired a highly-sophisticated zero day vulnerability to deploy a remote access trojan, developed by infamous surveillance technology firm FinFisher, against a Russian-speaking "entity."

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