Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers
Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft Office by using PowerPoint to attack Windows users and gain control of computer systems.
Microsoft, in a security advisory on its website, says there have been "limited, targeted attacks" against users through Microsoft PowerPoint. An attacker who successfully exploits the security flaw could gain complete control of the system. With that sort of control, hackers could execute code remotely, alter or delete data and install harmful programs, like malware.
As part of this Security Advisory, has included, one-click Fix it solution to address the known cyber-attack. Please review the "Suggested Actions" section of the Security Advisory for additional guidance. Applying the Fix it does not require a reboot.
We suggest customers apply this Fix it to help protect their systems.
Microsoft also has mentioned that they will have a security update to fix this issue. However we would recommend not waiting and performing the intermittent "Fix It" solutions.