Hackers use Microsoft Excel Documents to carry out CHAINSHOT Malware Attack

[Sept 11, 2018]

A new malware named CHAINSHOT was recently used to target Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability.

The malware was transferred using a Microsoft Excel file containing a tiny Shockwave Flash ActiveX object and the property called “Movie” containing a URL to download the flash application.

Cyber Security Tips:

  • Don’t open emails from someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Never open an attachment within an email from a company or person you don’t know (or that you were not expecting)
  • Never reply to or click on links inside spam emails.


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