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One Microsoft Word Open Extensible Markup Language (XML) Format Document file (DOCX file) was submitted for analysis. The file attempts to download a Microsoft Word template from a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The URL was not active at the time of analysis.
For a downloadable copy of IOCs, see MAR-10285677-2.v1.stix.
Submitted Files (1)
No matches found.
No matches found.
This file is a Microsoft Word DOCX file (Figure 1). One of the XML files, "settings.xml.rels" (Figure 2), contains a target for a template located at the following URL:
Figure 1 - Screenshot of the DOCX file.
Figure 2 - This XML file contains an external location to a URL to download a suspicious Microsoft Word template.
Domain Name: MIREENE.COM
The file attempts to download a potential Microsoft word template from the domain.
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May 12, 2020: Initial Version