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Spear-Phishing Campaign Employs MS Word Flaw to Taint Users with Malware - Sophos - SPAMfighter News (press release)

Spear-Phishing Campaign Employs MS Word Flaw to Taint Users with Malware - Sophos

A spear phishing rip-off was recorded by security vendor Sophos in April and May 2015 employed an infamous MS word flaw to taint Internauts systems with malware, reported softpedia.com on September 26, 2015.

As per Sophos, the flaw was well hooked with the MS Intruder kit (MWI) kit that is actively been put to sale by a cyber crook gang nicknamed "Objekt" in the range of $140 / 125. The gang has been extremely choosy about its patrons, selling the exploit kit particularly to gangs that want to assault smaller targets.

And if Sophos theory is to be believed, the cyber-security vendor says that it has witnessed quite instances of MWI being put to use, however, it has a huge success rate of 30%.

The spear phishing operation analyzed by Sophos relies heavily on hackers distributing targeted electronic mails to specific people and firms. These emails comprise RTF files in the form of phony...(continued)

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