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Petya attack

Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Just spreading the word:

Petya Ransomware attack:
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/06/petya-ransomware/

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Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
" This ransomware is exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Office when
handling RTF documents"

Although the article seems to say that this thing only affects Windows I
wonder whether this thing can
do damage to Macs via Microsoft Office for Mac or opening one of these
RTF documents with one of the
other Office suites?

Richmond.

On 6/28/17 12:30 am, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> Just spreading the word:
>
> Petya Ransomware attack:
> https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/06/petya-ransomware/
>

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Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Hi Richmond,

Probably not, because the offending file(s) need(s) to be installed in
the Windows directory to be effective. A Mac doesn't have a Windows
directory. Any guest OS's running in a virtual machine however may be
affected.

I could imagine that other Office packages running on Windows machines
may be vulnerable.

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Op 28-Jun-17 om 08:47 schreef Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode:

> " This ransomware is exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Office when
> handling RTF documents"
>
> Although the article seems to say that this thing only affects Windows I
> wonder whether this thing can
> do damage to Macs via Microsoft Office for Mac or opening one of these
> RTF documents with one of the
> other Office suites?
>
> Richmond.


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