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This malware campaign is targeting the military with phony emails from a defence contractor

Free malware tools are being exploited for malicious intent"When the Russian military is using free stuff, you know how good that stuff is."The Ukrainian government and military is being targeted with spear-phishing attacks as part of a cyber-espionage operation based around dropping powerful malware.SecurityThese phishing attacks have been detailed by researchers at cybersecurity firm FireEye, who identified malicious emails being sent to Ukrainian military departments in January this year. The malware is being sent, presumably, with the aim of monitoring information about the military and political interests of the Ukrainian government. Malicious emails sent with the subject line "SPEC-20T-MK2-000-ISS-4.10-09-2018STANDARD" purported to be from a UK defence manufacturer and claimed to be following up from a previous meeting and offered "cooperation development with Ukrainian partners". Those sent the emails are invited to download an attachment with the filename "Armtrac-Commercial.7z" which then downloads a zip file, the contents of which are two Word documents and a malicious LNK file – a shortcut used by Windows as a reference to the original file, but with a forged extension to impersonate a PDF file and disguised as a Microsoft Word icon.This in turn uses a PowerShell script to download a second-stage payload from a command-and-control server to drop malware onto the targeted machine, with the purpose of monitoring and stealing sensitive information on the networks of the Ukrainian military.A number of different payloads have...

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