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Cyber espionage campaign targets Samsung service centers in Italy

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Security researchers from Italian security firm TG Soft have uncovered an ongoing malware campaigns targeting Samsung service centers in Italy.

“TG Soft’s Research Centre (C.R.A.M.) has analyzed the campaign of spear-phishing on2 april 2018targeting the service centers ofSamsung Italy.” reads the analysis published byTG Soft.

“The campaign analyzed is targeting only the service centers ofSamsung Italy,it’s an attack multi-stage and we have monitored it until July 2018″

The campaign has similarities withtheattacks campaigns that targeted similar electronics service centers in Russia that wasdiscovered by Fortinet in June. The attackers’ motivation is still unclear, experts explained that themaliciouscode is notparticularlysophisticated.

The attackers used spear-phishing emails sent to Samsung Italy service center workers. The messages have attached weaponized Excel documents.

The documents triggertheCVE-2017-11882 Office Equation Editor vulnerabilityto infect users.

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