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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2137 Word document spreads macro malware targeting both Windows and macOS
After last month security researchers discovered the first-ever Word document spreading macro malware on macOS, last week, researchers from Fortinet spotted a Word document that contained macro scripts that distributed both Windows and macOS malware at the same time, depending on the OS it managed to infect.

Malicious Office files with attached macro scripts that download malware are usually referred in the infosec industry as "macro malware."

On Windows, macro malware has been around since the 90s. Even if Microsoft offered an Office version for Mac OS X (now macOS), weaponized Office files never contained macro scripts that could run on a Mac.
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#2137 Word document spreads macro malware targeting both Windows and macOS
#2136 New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target Macs
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