Notice: There is a serious security flaw in Cobalt Strike 3.5 and below (2.x is deprecated and assumed affected as well). Please read the advisory for more details.

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Microsoft Word and Excel Macro Attack

The Microsoft Office Macro tool will generate a macro to embed into a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel document. Go to Attacks -> Packages -> MS Office Macro.

Choose a listener and press Generate to create a malicious MS Office Macro. Cobalt Strike will provide step-by-step instructions to embed your macro into a Word or Excel document.

This attack works well when you can convince a user to run macros when they open your document.