Microsoft Word exploits allow cryptocurrency mining

Microsoft Word feature can be exploited to display videos that mine cryptocurrency

There are a number of ways your system can be vulnerable to cyber attack when using infected Microsoft Office documents such as Word and Excel documents.

The latest in such efforts to steal processing power for mining of cryptocurrency comes in the form of playable videos inside a Word document. This was recently discorvered by cybersecurity firm Votiro.

This attack method works by exploiting the Online Video feature, which allows users to insert videos directly into their document without the need to embed them.

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