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Iran-linked hackers used Microsoft Word flaw against Israeli targets, security firm says

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

The hacking group, dubbed OilRig by security researchers and believed to be tied to Iranian intelligence services, utilized a software flaw that allows attackers to execute a remote computer intrusion to take full control of a target device while leaving little or no trace, said Michael Gorelik, vice president of Israeli security firm Morphisec.

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