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New MS Word exploit kit adds statistics tool to track success of the campaign

2015/04/03

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at FireEye discovered a Web-based tool called MWISTAT released in December 2014 that allows cybercriminals using the Microsoft Word Intruder (MWI) exploit kit to track details about rigged Microsoft Word documents including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and user-agents of victims, payloads requested and served, and the version of Microsoft Word used to open the file. The malware has reportedly affected over 1400 users worldwide in 2 separate spam campaigns.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-MS-Word-Exploit-Kit-Adds-Statistics-Tool-to-Track-Success-of-the-Campaign-477568.shtml

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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