An intense presidential election and a grueling week of vote counting has left many Americans distracted from their work, anxious for the latest news and less vigilant about other threats. That’s precisely what many cyber criminals are counting on.
Research this week from Malwarebytes Labs has stumbled upon a new phishing campaign from the operators behind QBot, a notorious banking trojan. This latest tactic is actively exploiting Americans’ desire for information about vote counts and their anxiety about possible dirty tricks in the electoral process.
The campaign, which researchers began tracking early Wednesday morning as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were locked in a number of close races across different battleground states, leverages email lures with zip files or attachments with names like “Election Interference.”
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