Security-Stop-Press : Microsoft Office Users Warned About Word Malware Scam

Cybersecurity expert, Kevin Beaumont, has warned Microsoft Office users about a scam that uses a hole in a Microsoft Word. The scam, dubbed “Follina”, involves cybercriminals leveraging a Windows utility called msdt.exe to cause victims to download a malware-loaded Word file. The malware could allow attackers to run arbitrary code, install programs, change or delete data, or create new accounts. Microsoft has issued workaround guidance here.

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