Python Info-stealer Distributed by Malicious Excel Document


In January 2024, FortiGuard Labs obtained an Excel document distributing an info-stealer. From the fingerprints in this attack, it is related to a Vietnamese-based group that was first reported on in August 2023 and again in September.

The attack stages before the info-stealer are simple downloaders that increase the difficulty of detection. This article introduces each stage in this attack and provides a glimpse into the world behind the malware campaign.

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Source: Fortinet