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Criminals Turn Attention to Microsoft Office Vulnerabilities

April 15, 2019

Research from Kapsersky Lab shows 70% of attacks now target the popular platform

Cybercriminals are moving away from exploiting Web-based vulnerabilities and are increasingly targeting weaknesses in Microsoft Office, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. At its Security Analyst Summit in Singapore last week, Kaspersky researchers revealed a 54% jump in attacks targeting MS Office from 2016 to 2018. Seventy percent of all attacks now target the popular platform, they said.