US State department rooted by 0-day Word attack

Friday, 20 April 2007, 12:08 AM EST

A virus attack aimed at US State Department computers last May penetrated government networks after a worker in Asia opened a contaminated email.

The malware inside exploited an unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability to spread. Some weeks later government investigators discovered multiple instances of infection, informed Microsoft, and cut off the State Department's internet connections throughout eastern Asia.

At The Register.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Why IT security is broken and how math can save it

Posted on article.php?id=2107  |  Stuart McClure, CEO at Cylance, talks about how the information security industry has evolved when it comes to detecting bad guys, but it's being mostly reactive and not proactive.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Aug 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //