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Disarming a Multi-Stage Macro-Less Word Attack with Data Sanitization

March 05, 2018 by Taeil Goh
In November 2017, we published a blog post about how OPSWAT data sanitization (CDR) blocks macro-less attacks that use Microsoft Word documents. Recently,...

Police Handing Out Malware-Infected USBs Is Not an Isolated Incident

January 18, 2018 by Yiyi Miao
In one of the most ironic pieces of cyber security news in recent months, Taiwanese police inadvertently gave out USB drives containing malware as prizes for a...

How We Blocked a Word DDE Attack from APT28

November 16, 2017
Last week, the APT28 threat group (also known as "Fancy Bear") was discovered to be using the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) attack method that we described in...

Stop Dangerous Ursnif Phishing Attacks with Data Sanitization

November 13, 2017 by Yiyi Miao
If you haven't heard of Ursnif, you may soon. There is a new phishing attack that takes social engineering deception to a new level, and Ursnif is behind it....

Data Sanitization Prevents Macro-Less MS Word Attacks

November 08, 2017
Attackers have used macros in Microsoft Word documents for malware delivery for a long time, starting in the mid-to-late 1990s. To combat this, Microsoft added...

FormBook Is the Latest Example of Malware-as-a-Service

October 12, 2017 by Yiyi Miao
Cyber security firm FireEye published a warning last week about the spread of FormBook malware. FormBook steals data, tracks keystrokes, and copies form...

A Message About the Kaspersky Ban and How It Affects OPSWAT Metadefender

September 22, 2017 by Benny Czarny
OPSWAT's reputation was built on our excellent relationships with the anti-malware community. We've integrated and certified security products, especially...

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