On 25 May, Silicon reported that Microsoft has warned of a “massive” malware campaign that spreads via scam emails made to appear to have been sent by a major US health research institute.  They use Excel spreadsheets containing Covid-19 data as a lure, then execute malicious macros that give attackers control over systems.   The pandemic-themed campaign began on 12 May and has used several hundred unique Excel attachments, making it more difficult to protect against.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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