Microsoft patches serious Word bug ‘targeted by scammers’ – BBC News

Microsoft patches serious Word bug 'targeted by scammers' - BBC News

Microsoft patches serious Word bug ‘targeted by scammers’ – BBC News

A bug in Word apparently targeted by scammers trying to steal banking logins will be patched, Microsoft has said.The previously undetected, or ”zero-day”, vulnerability had been reported over the weekend.Then, on 10 April, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint announced it had discovered an email campaign targeting the bug that aimed to distributed Dridex malware.Dridex is designed to infect a victim’s computer and snoop on banking logins.In 2015, it was cited as the means by which cyber-attackers stole more than £20m from British bank accounts.The flaw discovered in many versions of Microsoft Word for Windows could allow malicious software, including Dridex, to be installed, according to cybersecurity researchers.Microsoft did not confirm whether Mac versions of Word were also affected.

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