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#1 bobbb


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

Microsoft Office Zero-Day Was Used By Government Hackers To Hit Russian Targets

A major security vulnerability in Microsoft Word that was patched yesterday was used by a group of government hackers to infect Russian victims with malware, according to security firm FireEye.


At the same time apparent government-backed attackers were taking advantage of the exploit, so too were criminal hackers. According to FireEye, attackers leveraging a piece of malware known as LATENTBOT used the same vulnerability in Microsoft Word to swipe user credentials, and were likely financially motivated.


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