Threat Actors Pivot Around Microsoft’s Macro-Blocking in Office

In a tactical twist, threat actors have discovered a way to circumvent Microsoft’s macro-blocking mechanism in Office, an apparent breach of the technology giant’s security features. Microsoft has traditionally used this mechanism to protect against phishing, a common type of cyberattack. However, cybercriminals are now using container files and unconventional tactics to deliver malicious phishing payloads, skirting around the established security measures. This presents a fresh vulnerability in Microsoft’s system, proving once again the persistent threat of dynamic hacking techniques and the requirement for constant vigilance in the tech industry.

Published: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 17:24:17 +0000