Hackers use malicious Word documents to target Charities

Security researchers at security company McAfee Labs uncovered a ‘nation-state level’ cyber espionage operation that has targeted humanitarian aid organisations around the world backdoors hidden within Word documents.

 

 

The malware – which appears to use a modified version of the original Syscon first observed in August was spotted being distributed via phishing emails.

 

 

The malware creates a backdoor into the infected system, which can then be used to spy on the PC and allow hackers to steal data.

 

Full story: – Hacking operation uses malicious work documents to target aid organisations

 

It is more important that organisations are diligent about how they handle communication and data transfer. These attacks can be mitigated by the right tools and also proper training of staff.

 

 

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