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Uncommon new worm targets Word and Excel files


Help Net Security - (International) Researchers at Trend Micro discovered a new malware worm known as Crigent that infects systems via an infected Microsoft Word or Excel file, communicates with a command and control (C&C) server via TOR and Polipo to obscure traffic, and then gathers information on the compromised system. The worm then changes other Word and Excel files on the infected system to older file formats and uses them to attempt to spread itself to other systems.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:19:41