Government agencies across several countries are on the hit list of a targeted cyberattack, according to security vendor Trend Micro.
Officials at agencies across Europe and Asia have been receiving an e-mail that lists the Chinese Ministry of National Defense as the source, Trend Micro revealed on Monday. But in fact, the message seems to comes from a Gmail account and uses no Chinese name.
The e-mail itself is packed with a malicious attachment designed to exploit a weakness in all versions of Microsoft Office from 2003 through 2010. Microsoft actually patched this specific hole more than a year ago, … Read more