Foreign hackers who targeted Trump, Biden campaigns are turning to malware, Google says

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Foreign hackers who have been trying to hack the Biden and Trump campaigns are now using fake McAfee and YouTube videos and Dropbox-based malware, Google said in a report.
Foreign hackers who have been trying to hack the Biden and Trump campaigns are now using fake McAfee and YouTube videos and Dropbox-based malware, Google said in a report.

After revealing in June that Chinese and Iranian hackers attempted phishing against the personal email accounts of staffers on the Biden and Trump campaigns, Google outlined other Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), a term usually reserved for nation-state actors.

"As part of our wider tracking of APT31 activity, we've also seen them deploy targeted malware campaigns," Google said in its report. The APTs suspected of trying to obtain information for foreign governments include the Chinese government and state-owned enterprises.

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Some of the threats include:

Dropbox: One APT31 campaign used malicious email links that would download malware from the Microsoft-owned GitHub. The malware used Dropbox "for command and control" and would allow the hacker to upload and download files and execute…
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