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Word Attachment Delivers FormBook Malware, No Macros Required

April 10, 2018

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A new wave of document attacks targeting inboxes do not require enabling macros in order for adversaries to trigger an infection chain that ultimately delivers FormBook malware.

Researchers at Menlo Security are reporting a wave of attacks that began last month that are targeting financial and information service sectors in the Middle East and United States. The method of infection includes a new multi-stage infection technique.

The company, which released details of the method Monday, said that attacks are adept at evading security solutions such as sandboxes and AV solutions, which fail when there is no malicious content or rogue links in a document to detect.

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