Apr 11, 2017
Microsoft patches serious Word bug targeted by scammers
On 10 April, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint announced it had discovered an email campaign targeting the bug that aimed to distributed Dridex malware. The flaw discovered in many versions of Microsoft Word for Windows could allow malicious software, including Dridex, to be installed, according to cybersecurity researchers. A scam email campaign was found to be distributing Microsoft Word RTF documents to recipients that contained Dridex. "We plan to address this through an update on Tuesday April 11, and customers who have updates enabled will be protected automatically," said a Microsoft spokesman. Proofpoint also urged Microsoft Word users to install the security updates quickly.
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