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GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading via MS Word macros

January 25th, 2019
Security researchers have discovered two separate malware campaigns, one of which is distributing the Ursnif data-stealing trojan and the GandCrab ransomware in the wild, whereas the second one is only infecting victims with Ursnif malware. Though both malware campaigns appear to be a work of two separate cybercriminal groups, we find many similarities in them. Both attacks start from

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Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

June 7th, 2017

“Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents.”

You might have heard of above-mentioned security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based hacking technique to hack computers through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly Word, attached to spam emails.

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