IT organizations in the United States

Hackers have spread a new virus using a vulnerability in the Microsoft Word program. Phishing emails containing infected files are sent to the email addresses of financial and IT organizations in the United States and the Middle East, Menlo Security experts have found. According to the publication TreatPost, special HTML tags with malicious elements are contained in documents in the docx format. These files download malicious FormBook software that can transfer most of the computer’s functionality to attackers. In particular, hackers can manage the download of documents, capture passwords, run various applications and not only.