This vulnerability was reported to Microsoft by Kaspersky Lab. It is believed it was used by FruityArmor and SandCat APT groups against companies in the Middle East and Africa.
Vulnerability exploitation was spotted by several security companies. The attack was detected on November 29, 2018 and seems to be executed by a Ukrainian APT group UA-APT.
360 Core Security dubbed the attack "Operation Poison Needles".
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