Word Macro Viruses - They're back and now function as downloaders
The Internet Storm is warning folks to be cautious with be careful with Word documents they might find in email or receive from others. A macro virus can spread rapidly, as the Word master template will become infected and embed a copy of the virus in any documents edited or created. The virus spreads through an organization like wild fire, as documents are shared with other and their Office environments become infected. Staying up-to-date with AV protection and the safe handling documents can help protect users.
Word Macro Viruses - Blast from the future?
QUOTE: It is 1995 and users are complaining that a weird dialog box is popping up in their word document. The first macro virus was doing the rounds. Fast forward to September 2008 and yes you guessed it new word macro viruses are doing the rounds. They have been updated somewhat. Rather than pop up a little dialog box it is behaving more like the traditional downloaders and the road to pain afterwards.