This article was authored by David Sánchez, Mickaël Roger, and Jérôme Segura During the past few years, malicious spam campaigns have proven to be one of the most efficient infection vectors, in part due to a combination of social engineering and a regular number of Office vulnerabilities. The interesting aspect about social engineering is that it capitalizes on the user’s poor decision to execute code that would have been much harder to inject, or that could have been caught by security solutions otherwise.

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