Hovering over a link before you click on it is a great practice. However, someone has found out a way that a hover can activate a script to download — and they are using Microsoft PowerPoint as the vehicle.
This applies to the older software versions (i.e. 2007 and below) which will automatically download; the newer versions (2010 and above) will give you a warning before the download begins and if don’t download, you should be OK.
As you hover over links, older PowerPoint versions can automatically start running a banking-based trojan.
The target was finance related; subjects in the email would show “Invoice” and your “Order #, along with the attached PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint file had the hyperlink show “Loading…please wait” which contained the malicious script.
“Knowing is Key”
Stay tuned for more……