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Archive files overtake Office docs as a malware delivery method

Thursday December 1, 2022. 03:50 PM , from BetaNews
Archive file formats -- like ZIP and RAR files -- are the most common file type for delivering malware, overtaking Office files for the first time in three years. A new report from HP Wolf Security, based on on data from millions of endpoints, finds that between July and September this year 44 percent of malware was delivered inside archive files -- an 11 percent rise over the previous quarter -- compared to 32 percent delivered through Office files such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft's decision to automatically disable VBA macros is likely to be playing a role… [Continue Reading]

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