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Documents with malicious macros deliver fileless malware to financial-transaction systems

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 17, 2016 in Industry News

Spammed Word documents with malicious macros have become a popular method of infecting computers over the past few months. Attackers are now taking it one step further by using such documents to deliver fileless malware that gets loaded directly in the computer’s memory.

Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks analyzed a recent attack campaign that pushed spam emails with malicious Word documents to business email addresses from the U.S., Canada and Europe.

 

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