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Russia hackers launch malware phishing attacks against Ukraine military

Hackers are sending malware to the Ukrainian military under the guise of recruiting for the Third Separate Assault Brigade and the Israeli Defense Forces, the State Special Communications Service (SSCS) reported on Telegram on Jan. 8.

The government’s Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine, CERT-UA, which operates under the State Special Communications Service, took measures against these cyberattacks, SSCS reported.

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Suspicious activity was detected by experts of the American-Japanese company Trendmicro at the end of December 2023, which was relayed to CERT-UA, the Service said.

The hackers’ messages contain archive files, the launch of which will infect the computer with REMCOSRAT and REVERSESSH malware.

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The names and contents of the archives are specifically made to sound interesting for the military – “prisoner interrogation”, “geolocations”, “coding commands”, “call signs”, etc.

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