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10 Apr, 2017

Zero Day Attack Affecting Microsoft Office - Security Advisory

Currently there is a new zero-day attack  targeting all Microsoft Office users. The malware runs on fully patched systems running Microsoft’s operating system via an Office vulnerability.

Expected patches and fix:

The zero-day attack disclosed affects all Microsoft Windows including Windows 10 and MS Office versions. Microsoft confirmed the vulnerability and we can expect a patch soon. 

Stay safe and proactive:

  • We recommend that you DO NOT open unknown or unexpected word document attachments received via Email.
  • The malware cannot bypass Office Protected View which is enabled by default.  You may check if you have protected view enabled by performing the steps highlighted here.
  • Backup your systems regularly. 

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