PowerPoint about the Mayan "end of the world" secretly boobytrapped with malware

Since today is a special day… Happy doomsday LOL!

Miscreants have crammed malware into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation about today’s supposed Mayan Apocalypse. If someone emails you a .ppt slideshow titled Will the world end in 2012?, give it a wide berth unless the world really does end today and you’re feeling wild.

The ■■■■■-trapped presentation packs Visual Basic macro code designed to drop an infectious executable called VBA[X].exe onto Windows machines. The malware-secreting macro code also appeared in an Excel spreadsheet of a Sudoku puzzle that turned up on the internet earlier this week.

Read more: End of days: Possessed POWERPOINT predicts Mayan Apocalypse • The Register