Hackers began to send viruses, hiding behind a photo from the James Webb telescope

Cybersecurity experts have documented a new and unusual hacking campaign. Intruders

embed their malware in photographs taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. Discuss

Taking advantage of the popularity of the space theme,hackers send out a document "Geos-Rates.docx" to enthusiastic users, which contains a photo with a cluster of galaxies. When opened, the recipient admires what he sees and does not notice that a malicious file is being loaded into the system - encrypted with Base64, turning into a 64-bit executable file.

When installed, an obfuscated VBS macro is loaded into the system. All this leads to a successful phishing attack designed to steal user data in the long term.