Mail Attachment Builds Ransomware Downloader from Super Mario Image

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February 8, 2019, By Lawrence Abrams

A malicious spreadsheet has been discovered that builds a PowerShell command from individual pixels in a downloaded image of Mario from Super Mario Bros. When executed, this command will download and install malware such as the GandCrab Ransomware and other malware.

This attack works when recipients receive an email targeting people from Italy that pretends to be payment notices.

Example Spam Email

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