Hackers Use New Tactics as Microsoft Blocked Macros by Default

As Microsoft Office began blocking malicious macros by default in many of its programs, hackers began to change their tactics after they had previously distributed malware via phishing attachments with malicious macros. The cybersecurity experts at Proofpoint have claimed that it has now become more common for hackers to use new file types such as:- ISO RAR Windows Shortcut (LNK) attachments There are several types of macros that can be created in Microsoft Office programs that automate repetitive tasks.

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