Spam and Malware Now Hiding In XLS Excel Files

If PDF and DOC spam wasn’t annoying enough, now spammers, malware attackers, and pump and dump schemers are resorting to using Excel xls files to spread their messages.

The files are usually contained within zip files but may also just be sent as an xls file attachment.

As always, don’t open email attachments unless you’re expecting the file, it has been sent by a trusted sender, and it has been scanned by an updated antivirus program.

[Spammers are now trying to excel themselves! – Part II: A leaf out of a malware manual?]

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