Hackers weaponize Word files with malicious software

“Weaponized Word” files are starting to tear up Mac computers, InfoSecurity reports.

The documents take advantage of an existing weakness in the Mac version of Microsoft Office. A hacker who successfully executes the hack is able to take control of a victim’s system and able to install malicious software.

The malware might coming from a Chinese group that’s been launching phishing attacks against the Tibetan government.

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