Attackers are always trying to find new ways to deliver malicious code to their victims. Microsoft Word and Excel are documents that can be easily weaponized by adding malicious VBA macros. Today, they are one of the most common techniques to compromise a computer. Especially because Microsoft implemented automatically executed macros when the document is opened. In Word, the macro must be named AutoOpen(). In Excel, the name must be Workbook_Open(). However, PowerPoint does not support this kind of macro.
Document disguised as a PowerPoint template (with the extension ‘.pot’) delivered within a classic phishing email. It was not a template but an add-in. PowerPoint supports ‘add-ins’ developed by third parties to add new feature.
Exposure of sensitive data
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