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Document Malware

What is Document Malware?

Document Malware is a type of malicious code embedded within documents. In other words, hackers take advantage of vulnerabilities in applications that read or allow editing of documents, like Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat. Hackers exploit these vulnerabilities by including malware code within documents that infects a computer once these documents are opened.

How to Recognize This Threat: As with any file-based malware, the most likely delivery method is via email, as a malicious attachment that must be opened to cause harm.

How to Prevent This Threat: Train your users to be on the lookout for suspicious attachments, and ensure your network is equipped with strong & up-to-date email security hardware/software.