Whenever a pirated version of Office is opened, a ribbon at the top appears with the message: “Get up to 50% off. For a limited time, save up to 50% on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription.” Within the message is a link to an titled “Pirated software exposes your PC to security threats.” These risks, according to Microsoft, include increased exposure to viruses and malware attacks, identity theft, corrupted files, and data loss, and not receiving critical updates to the software. First reported...

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