Saturday, 30 May 2015

Macro-Malware Steals Thousands Of Documents From Companies

From late February to mid-March, assailants carried out a campaign macro malware was used to steal passwords and documents thousands of businesses. The attack began with an e-mail contained a Word document. In the document were hidden macros that, when activated by the receiver, malware installed.

Via this malware were then the credentials of workers and business documents stolen. According to anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab , the attackers managed to steal a total of 10,000 documents of companies, mainly from Thailand and India, although Belgian companies were targeted. In addition, also found thousands of stolen credentials, coming from hundreds of infected computers. By looking at the stolen credentials, according to the virus fighter very clear that workers malware statements sent to each other, since the host names and internal applications were the same.

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