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Hackers Exploit OneNote Attachments to Launch Malware Attacks

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Malicious actors exploit frequent feature updates to OneNote by Microsoft to use double-clicks on spam emails, which automatically runs a script, installing malware from remote sites into the user’s computer.

OneNote is one of the highly popular components of the Microsoft 365 package that is even now being updated by the company. However, the frequent beta testing of the product has resulted in hackers exploiting vulnerabilities for phishing-based malware attacks. Now security professionals have set warning bells about malicious actors using OneNote attachments to surreptitiously install malware into user devices.

The warning was initially sent through a tweet by Perception Point Attack TrendsOpens a new window