back to article First shots at South Korea could herald malware campaign of Olympic proportions

A malware campaign has been unleashed against organisations involved with next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. An email1 with a malicious Microsoft Word document attached was sent to a number of groups associated with the event, most of them targeting ice hockey organisations. "The attackers originally embedded an …

  1. Anonymous South African Coward Bronze badge

    Why not just have hacking and the such include as an Olympic event then?

    1. O RLY

      Why would hackers discredit themselves by participating in events operated by an organization as corrupt as the IOC?

  2. sloshnmosh

    "Why not just have hacking and the such include as an Olympic event then?"

    NSA for the Gold

  3. veti Silver badge

    "Malicious Microsoft Word document"?

    Why is it even possible, in 2018, to do this?

    I must confess to being something of a heretic on Word macros. I do think they have a legitimate use.

    But if Microsoft simply updated Word so that it became impossible to run macros on any machine other than the one they were compiled on - what would be lost?

    1. PhillW

      Re: "Malicious Microsoft Word document"?

      errr..... the ability to sell a product based upon macros?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A competition for who can create the greatest hyperbole about the enemy du jour?

    This could be amusing.

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