Dutch cops collar fella accused of crafting and flogging Office macro nasties to cyber-crooks

From theregister.co.uk

Dutch hacker

A 20-year-old man from the Netherlands accused of building and selling Office macro malware was arrested Wednesday.

The Dutch National Police’s Office of the Team High Tech Crime (THTC) unit claimed the unnamed bloke, cuffed while on his computer as cops swooped on his home, was responsible for building, selling, and supporting the Rubella, Cetan, and Dryad malware kits.

The toolkits allowed criminals to build Office files with malicious macro code embedded in the documents. When the victim opened the file, usually delivered by spear-phishing or spam, the macro code would then proceed to download and open the malware payload.

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