Cisco uncovers Microsoft Word spearphishing attack

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Cisco has discovered spearphishing malware in Microsoft Word that uses an exploit targeting the software’s Visual Basic Scripting for Applications feature.

Cisco’s investigation into the malware identified a group of attacks by the same threat actor, with Cisco exposing the threat actor’s network after it had discovered a Microsoft Word document that downloaded and executed a secondary sample, which began beaconing to a command and control server.

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