Excel File Deploys Cobalt Strike at Ukraine

FortiGuard Labs has recently identified a sophisticated cyberattack involving an Excel file embedded with a VBA macro designed to deploy a DLL file.

The attacker uses a multi-stage malware strategy to deliver the notorious “Cobalt Strike” payload and establish communication with a command and control (C2) server. This attack employs various evasion techniques to ensure successful payload delivery. Over the past few years, Ukraine has been a significant target due to its geopolitical situation. The history of these attacks reveals a pattern of increasing complexity and frequency, particularly during periods of geopolitical tension.

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Source: Fortinet

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