Macro Virus

Definition(s)


Macro Virus

A type of malicious code that attaches itself to documents and uses the macro programming capabilities of the documents application to execute, replicate, and spread or propagate itself.

Adapted from: CNSSI 4009.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards