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


The Ukrainian government and military is being targeted with spear-phishing attacks as part of a cyber-espionage operation based around dropping powerful malware.

These 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”.

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Source: ZDNet