AppRiver Update

Cybersecurity News and Threat Intelligence for Business

Move over Macros, Office DDE exploits arrive

on October 13, 2017 | by David Pickett | AppRiver, dde, Digital Degenerate, embedded object, excel, exploit, macros, malware, phishing, securetide, Security Risks, spearphishing, trojan, word

Move over macros, Office DDE exploits arrive! Office macros have been the primary choice of attacks by malicious actors for years. IT administrators and users have learned to be cautious before running macros. The Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol has been around much longer but hadn't been use ... read more

Hancitor Picking Up Steam

on June 02, 2017 | by David Pickett | AppRiver, botnet, Chanitor, Digital Degenerate, Hancitor, macros, malware, securetide, Security Risks, Spam, TorDal, trojan, word

The Hancitor (aka Chanitor & TorDal) malicious downloader has been picking up steam. read more

More Malicious Macros Impersonate UK Winery

on January 14, 2016 | by Fred Touchette | Digital Degenerate, macros, malware

Another day, another slew of custom crafted MS Word documents with macro functionality hits our filters. Macros used to be a tool of convenience for Microsoft documents such as Word and Excel, but now they're primarily used for internet evil, so much so that Microsoft has had them disabled by defaul ... read more