Security researchers have discovered a new ransomware strain named qkG that targets only Office documents for encryption and infects the Word default document template to propagate to new Word documents opened through the same Office suite on the same computer.
Malware authors don't necessarily need to trick users to enable macros to run malicious code. An alternative technique exists, one that takes advantage of another legitimate Office feature.
Summer vacation is over! During the past week, security researchers have discovered several distribution campaigns pushing the Locky ransomware via different methods, including a new variant that features one hell of a clever trick.
After last month security researchers discovered the first-ever Word document spreading macro malware on macOS, last week, researchers from Fortinet spotted a Word document that contained macro scripts that distributed both Windows and macOS malware at the same time, depending on the OS it managed to infect.