Pictured: President Donald Trump in the Presidential Suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 3, after being diagnosed with COVID-19. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

A go-to strategy among cyberattackers is developing phishing lures based on timely news events. Sure enough, threat researchers have spotted a moderate-volume malware campaign that’s been trying to trick users into downloading weaponized documents by promising the inside scoop on President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

Businesses should remind their employees to resist interacting with emails sent from unknown sources, especially when their subject lines and content promise inside information on current events. But the temptation is sometimes too much for users to resist.

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