New paper: Powering the distribution of Tesla stealer with PowerShell and VBA macros

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Apr 19, 2018

Ever since their return more than four years ago, initially in targeted attacks and later in large-scale malware campaigns, Office macros have been one of the most prominent ways to spread malware.

Today, we publish a research paper by Aditya K. Sood and Rohit Bansal of SecNiche Security, in which they analyse a malware campaign in which VBA macros are used to execute PowerShell code, which in turn downloads the actual payload: the Tesla information-stealing trojan.

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The paper is available in both HTML and PDF format.

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