Cyberspies exploit Microsoft Office

Monday, 23 April 2007, 9:13 AM EST

Cyberspies have a new secret weapon: tainted Microsoft Office files. A rising number of cyberattacks are taking aim at specific individuals at critical government agencies and corporations — enticing them to unwittingly open a corrupted Word, Excel or PowerPoint file sent as an e-mail attachment.

Clicking on the file relinquishes control of the PC without the user's knowledge. The attacker then uses the compromised PC as a base from which to roam the organization's internal network.

At USA Today.

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