Malicious documents article in The Economist

28 July 2011

The July-August 2011 issue of the Greek edition of The Economist features an article by FORTH's Michalis Polychronakis and Evangelos Markatos titled "From malicious software to malicious documents" (Greek title: "Από το κακόβουλο λογισμικό στα κακόβουλα έγγραφα"). The article provides a brief overview of document-based malware from the 1999 Melissa virus to today's malicious pdf documents. The latter are the main focus of the article and part of the research performed within i-Code.

The full text of the paper can be downloaded here:

Icon economist-july-2011-markatos.pdf (3.4 MB)