Macro virus targets Sun's StarOffice

by admin June 2, 2006 at 4:46 pm

Proof-of-concept malware discovered in the wild

Security experts have discovered the first virus that targets Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice application suite.

Most macro virus attacks are aimed at Microsoft Office, but antivirus vendor Kaspersky, which discovered the malware, said that ‘Stardust’ is the first that targets StarOffice.

The virus is written in StarOffice’s built-in StarBasic macro language, which is used to script common operations in the office suite.

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