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Hackers started to hack into computers through Excel, using panic around COVID-19

Ferra.ru 22.05.2020 at 18:06

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Experts Microsoft warned users about a massive phishing attack, which the attackers installed a remote access to your computer. They send people emails that contain malicious Excel macro 4.0.

Reported that hackers started to hack into computers through Excel, using panic around COVID-19. The attack started on the 12th of may. People get letters on behalf of Johns Hopkins. They are entitled as follows: "the who Report on the situation of COVID-19" ("WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT"). If the user tries to open attached Excel files, you will see a security warning, and a table with the estimated infections in the United States. However, if the user is still allowed to run, the malicious macro Excel 4.0 download NetSupport Manager.

This program allowed the tool for remote access. But hackers have found a way to abuse it and get access to another PC without permission.