A new cyberattack on Ukraine’s public institutions

A new cyberattack on Ukraine’s public institutions — cyberattackers are exploiting the issue around Mariupol’s Azovstal

  • Knowing how much Ukrainians are worried about Mariupol and its defenders, enemy hackers exploit this to their own advantage.
  • The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) under the SSSCIP has discovered that enemy hackers send dangerous emails titled “Urgent! Azovstal Deblockage” (in Russian and Ukrainian).
  • Those emails have an attached XLS document “Soldiers at Azovstal.xls” containing a macros. Opening the document and activating the macros will infect your computer with the Cobalt Strike Beacon malware.
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