Hackers Turn to OpenDocument Format to Avoid AV Detection

From threatpost.com

Malware laced OpenDocument files target Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and LibreOffice users.

Attackers have a new obfuscation technique that uses the OpenDocument file format for sneaking payloads past antivirus software.

Past macro-based attacks have relied on malware hitching a ride with .docx, .zip, .jar and many other file formats. But researchers at Cisco Talos said that because these attempts are nearly certain to be red flagged by endpoint protection, hackers are turning to the OpenDocument (ODT) format to avoid detection.

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