Attackers use complex multi-stage macro dropper to deliver malware
Attacks carried out with documents pepped up with macros seem to become in vogue again. G DATA’s security experts have analyzed several cases within the last weeks, in which active content in documents triggers an infection. The experts want to explain two different approaches for the same current goal: infect the user with malware that enlists the machine as zombie PC in the Andromeda/Gamarue botnet.
Read more: https://blog.gdatasoftware.com/blog/article/the-andromedagamarue-botnet-is-on-the-rise-again.html
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Find more interesting facts in the new G DATA malware report 02/2014
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