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APT28 and Upcoming Elections: evidence of possible interference

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In mid-March, a suspicious Office document referencing the Ukraine elections appeared in the wild, is it related to APT28 and upcoming elections? Introduction

In mid-March, a suspicious Office document referencing the Ukraine elections appeared in the wild. This file was uncommon, it seemed carefully prepared and was speaking about who is leading in the elections polls, arguing about the life of the favorite candidate, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who is definedServant of the People, along with a strong headline referencing conflicts between Ukraine and Russia. A copy of the Daily Express’ article published back inFebruary.

This document actually is the first step of a more complex cyber attack.

Figure 1: Overview of the malicious document

The particular theme and its detection timing attracted our attention, so we decided to dig further to assess the nature of this malicious document.

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