Symantec has posted a warning on its website that attackers are using an “undisclosed vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word.”
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Historically speaking, there have been a large number of bugs found in Microsoft’s Office software, including Word, over the past few years and in this case, the malicious code is a Trojan horse program, called Backdoor.Darkmoon, which logs the victim’s keystrokes in order to steal passwords, according to reports.
According to the anti-virus vendor, this is the second Microsoft attack reported this week, with only a few days ago cycbercriminals exploiting a bug in Microsoft’s database program, Access.
Symantec released very few other details of the new potential threat to Word.