IQY Files Used to Evade AV, Download Malware via Excel


IQY files: Attackers have a new trick up their sleeves

Researchers have spotted a fresh series of spam email campaigns taking an interesting new approach to infecting victims. Rather than using Word documents or other commonly abused attachment types, these campaigns are using .iqy files — essentially simple text files that open by default in Excel and are used to download data from the Internet. 

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