Don't tell Luigi, but Nintendo video game hero Mario may have joined Bowser on the dark side.

A malspam sample targeting Italy was recently observed using a steganographic image of Mario (of Super Mario fame) to hide malicious code designed to infect victims with the Ursnif banking trojan.

In a Feb. 8 company blog post, Bromium researcher Matthew Rowen reports that the campaign involved spam emails containing Excel spreadsheet documents with embedded macros.

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