Scammers Attaching Banking Password-Stealing Malware to MS Office Docs

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Cybercriminals are attempting to compromise Microsoft Office accounts and steal user passwords, especially those used for banking, by sending malicious attachments claiming to be tax forms or other official documents.

This threat – flagged as a “critical alert” by Barracuda Security Insight, Campbell, Calif.-based cyberfraud defense firm Barracuda Networks new free threat intelligence platform –  resulted from attempts to steal user passwords by using attached to common and trusted file types, such as Word or Excel documents.

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