SophosLabs Says – Stay Away from Sudoku This Winter!

Vancouver-based Anti-malware Researcher Discovers Malware in the Game

Sophos 1     Sophos 2

SophosLabs has discoverd an old-fashioned ‘macro’ style virus that is embedded in an Excel spreadsheet, disguised as the Sudoku game. They have determined that this download contains two pieces of malware:


  • WM97/ExeDrop-G: The malicious Sudoku-making spreadsheet


  • Troj/DwnLdr-KLI: The Windows malware dropped by the above


Once enabled, the installed malware gathers system information using basic command line interface (CLI) commands and other macro features such as ipconfig to get your network info, tasklist to see all programs and services running and systeminfo to find out more of your computer’s fingerprint.

(Sources: CDM and Sophos)

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