Macro malware has been a popular choice for hackers since the 1990s and even in recent years the technique has continued to be a simple way of delivering malware to the unwary. Just last month, Ukraine accused Russian government spies of uploading documents with malicious macros to a Ukrainian government document-sharing site. And amid the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft warned of emails containing Excel files with malicious macros . Microsoft Ignite Microsoft shows off its Mesh mixed-reality collaboration platform Expanding reach for Azure ML & Purview, Power BI Premium Microsoft unveils Azure Percept kit for bringing Azure AI services to edge devices Microsoft to add new shared channels, encryption for calls, webinar features to Teams Microsoft Ignite Data and Analytics roundup: Platform extensions are the key theme Microsoft has been using an integration between its Antimalware Scan Interface ( AMSI ) and Office 365 to knock out macro malware for years, but its successful efforts to take out macro scripts written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) ended up pushing attackers to an older macro language called XLM, which came with Excel 4.0 in 1992. SEE: Windows 10 Start menu hacks (TechRepublic Premium) Now Microsoft is expanding… Read full this story
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