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New Trojan Targets Vulnerable Microsoft Office® Users

April 10, 2015  Malware News

Opening email attachments just got a bit more risky, especially for Microsoft Office® users working in the energy sector. Security software company Symantec® reports a new malware program named Trojan.Laziok arrives in emails and exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office® that actually should have been patched by users back in April 2012. The Trojan steals basic information from compromised computers and sends it to cybercriminals, who then determine whether to launch a remote code execution attack. The best solution to avoid this new Trojan invader is to verify if the 3-year-old patch has been applied, and if not, do it now.

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