rich text format malware


Tool Scans for RTF Files Spreading Malware in Targeted Attacks

Exploits embedded inside Microsoft Office documents such as Word, PDFs and Excel spreadsheets have been at the core of many targeted attacks during the past 24 months. Detection of these attack methods is improving and nimble hackers are recognizing the need for new avenues into enterprise networks. Some have been finding success using rich text format (RTF) files to spread malware that exploits Office vulnerabilities.

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