Hackers weaponize Word files with malicious software

Friday - 3/30/2012, 5:49pm EDT

"Weaponized Word" files are starting to tear up Mac computers, InfoSecurity reports.

The documents take advantage of an existing weakness in the Mac version of Microsoft Office. A hacker who successfully executes the hack is able to take control of a victim's system and able to install malicious software.

The malware might coming from a Chinese group that's been launching phishing attacks against the Tibetan government.

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