Updated MATA attacks industrial companies in Eastern Europe

In early September 2022, Kaspersky researchers discovered several new malware samples belonging to the MATA cluster. As they were collecting and analyzing the relevant telemetry data, they realized the campaign had been launched in mid-August 2022 and targeted over a dozen corporations in Eastern Europe from the oil and gas sector and defense industry.

The actors behind the attack used spear-phishing mails to target several victims, some were infected with Windows executable malware by downloading files through an internet browser. Each phishing document contains an external link to fetch a remote page containing a CVE-2021-26411 exploit.

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Source: Kaspersky