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Russian Gamaredon Hackers Target Ukrainian Government Using Info-Stealing Malware

September 15, 2022

An ongoing espionage campaign operated by the Russia-linked Gamaredon group is targeting employees of Ukrainian government, defense, and law enforcement agencies with a piece of custom-made information stealing malware.

“The adversary is using phishing documents containing lures related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Cisco Talos researchers Asheer Malhotra and Guilherme Venere said in a technical write-up shared with The Hacker News. “LNK files, PowerShell, and VBScript enable initial access, while malicious binaries are deployed in the post-infection phase.”

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