Chinese Hackers Launch New Office Attack

A Microsoft PowerPoint presentation circulating via email is the latest example of a 2006 trend in which paid for hire Chinese hackers target Western businesses with malicious Office documents, a security researcher said Wednesday.

The newest threat, said Ken Dunham, director of VeriSign iDefense's rapid response team, hides within an apparently innocent PowerPoint slide show, "Christmas+Blessing-4.ppt," which is attached to an e-mail message. The PowerPoint file, which circulated sans exploits last year around Christmas, has been making the rounds since Sunday. Chinese Hackers Launch New Office Attack - News by InformationWeek

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