According to Sophos, scammers infect users’ computers with malware which steals sensitive information.
Researchers at Sophos found that hackers have infected computers with malware for an amateur game of Sudoku. The virus steals users’ important information. Potential victims receive from intruders a table of Sudoku, which is generated on Excel. Once a user downloads a file, it strongly recommends to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents and provides instructions on how to do it. “Back in the 1990s, the macros were the favorite weapon of cyber criminals. At the time, Microsoft’s answer was disable the macros by default, but the threat of fraud still remains. Macros are still widely used, “- noted Sophos. Scammer’s trick is quite simple, if you want to solve Sudoku, you need to enable macros. However, experts say that hackers file contains two macros, one of which loads and executes malware which collects system information, data on hardware, software, and application patches, network, etc.