Bing recommends piracy tutorial when searching for Office 2019 发布时间:2018-11-28 16:54:00 来源:

Microsoft is sending users who search for Office 2019 download links via its Bing search engine to a website that teaches them the basics about pirating the company's Office suite.


This happens every time users search for the term "office 2019 download" on Bing. The result is a Bing search card (highlighted search results) that links to a piracy tutorial.



The linked website is a step-by-step guide, advising readers on how to obtain and install a "cracked" version of Office 2019.


The steps walk users through downloading and installing uTorrent, a well-known application for downloading torrent files. The site then tells users to download and run a torrent file that will download the pirated version of Office 2019 onto their computer, and then walks the user through installing the pirated version by applying a crack file.



At the time of writing, the links for downloading the torrent for the pirated Office 2019 version are down. The domain for the website where these files are located doesn't show up as malicious based on a VirusTotal scan. The links don't point to a file per-se, but for a search query on another site, most likely part of some sort of affiliate scheme. Since the website is down, we can't tell if the pirated version of Office 2019 users might have downloaded from this site in the past is malicious, but all chances are that it is.