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Pay attention to all clicks: hackers make inappropriate use of the old failure in MS Office



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Microsoft has sent a notice to Office users, especially in Europe, who warns cautiously about opening attachments to emails.


Source: B92, Zimo

Illustration / Photo: Depositphotos / bigtunaonline

Illustration / Photo: Depositphotos / bigtunaonline

That is, Microsoft pointed out a series of hacking attacks made due to the vulnerability of the Office software package, which should have been corrected by 2017 update.

But since some companies did not do this update, their employees' computers became vulnerable.

Hackers have found that it is not enough to send an email with an infected RTF document that infects the computer as soon as the recipient opens it. After that, a "trojan" is installed on the computer, a virus programmed to connect to a predefined domain.

Although Microsoft states that you have removed this domain, it is recommended to users to install a security patch and, therefore, to protect their computers.

Users who have previously installed a security patch at CVE-2017-11882 (officially marked by Microsoft), as well as those using Microsoft Office 365, have no reason to worry.

For the moment, this campaign is the most widespread in Europe, but Microsoft warns that it is not discarded even in other parts of the world.

If you are not sure if the patch is installed on your computers, you can visit the Microsoft pages and check it and keep an eye on the notes it opens.

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