Security researchers at virtualization-based security enterprise Bromium have encountered a cheeky Super Mario reference within a malware attack targeting Italian systems.
Bromium engineer Matthew Rowen was investigating a piece of malware that was hidden inside an Excel spreadsheet. He discovered that the malware was coded to only execute if it was in a machine based in Italy.
Once an unsuspecting user opens the Excel sheet they are greeted by a common warning such as ‘It’s not possible to view the preview online. To view the content, you need to click on “enable edit”. Once they press enable content the Trojan malware