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Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan   

If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEye that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office.

Now, according to security firm Proofpoint, the operators of the Dridex malware started exploiting the unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability to spread a version of their infamous Dridex banking trojan.

Dridex is currently one of the most dangerous banking trojans on the Internet that exhibits the typical behavior of monitoring a victim's traffic to bank sites by infiltrating PCs and stealing victim's online banking credentials and financial data.

The Dridex actors usually relied on macro-laden Word files to distribute the malware through spam messages or emails.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2oz8SAu

Published on April 12, 2017 by Paul Illingworth

 

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