Microsoft's move last year to block macros by default in Office applications is forcing miscreants to find other tools with which to launch cyberattacks, including the software vendor's LNK files – the shortcuts Windows uses to point to other files.
Recently, there has been a resurgence of malware that is spread via Microsoft Word macro capabilities....
Changing Default Behavior
We’re introducing a default change for five Office apps that run macros:
VBA macros obtained from the internet will now be blocked by default.