Mouse hover Zusy malware

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Mouse hover Zusy malware

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:24 am

On Windows, where else?

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... -required/

Security researchers have spotted a booby-trapped PowerPoint file that will download malware to a computer whenever a victim hovers a link, no macro scripts required.


The victim does have to first open the PowerPoint file attachment and they have to have Office Protected Mode disabled, but still.

Another discussion:

https://www.dodgethissecurity.com/2017/ ... s-results/

and here

https://sentinelone.com/blogs/zusy-powe ... ng-macros/
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Re: Mouse hover Zusy malware

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:56 pm

So if you still have to open the file to get infected, itsn't this pretty much like most malware spread by getting some sucker to open an attachement, only with an extra step?
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Re: Mouse hover Zusy malware

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Yup. This saves them a click.
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