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Hovering Over a Link in Malicious PowerPoint Can Infect You with Banking Trojan
9 June 2017, 10:15 pm

Hackers are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to finding ways to infect your computer. This time, you could get infected if you so much as hover your mouse over a link embedded in a malicious PowerPoint file. 

According to security firm Trend Micro, this technique is employed by a Trojan downloader which has been uncovered in a recent spam email campaign in the EMEA region, particularly organizations across the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Poland. 

"The Trojan downloader we monitored and analyzed had a variant of OTLARD banking Trojan as payload (TROJ_ OTLARD.TY). OTLARD, also known as Gootkit, emerged as early as 2012 and soon evolved into an information-stealing Trojan with persistence, remote access, network traffic monitoring, and browser manipulation capabilities. In fact, OTLARD/Gootkit was used in ... (read more)

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