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Important: Black Lives Matter movement exploited to spread Trickbot malware

“All races, all ages and all genders should be treated equally“ is the major agenda of Black lives matter

But, surprisingly cybercriminals are now after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and exploiting it to distribute Trickbot malware.

How it Works?

  1. According to the latest report, a new phishing scam has monetized the BLM movement where attackers are sending fake emails disguised as emails from the Country Administration.
  2. The trickbot malware is launched in the background to infect the recipient’s device where they are asked to anonymously vote for the BLM movement.
  3. The malware then quickly spreads across the network and starts stealing login IDs and passwords.

How to Detect it?

  1. The emails more or less contain similar subject lines such as “Vote anonymous about ‘Black Lives Matter.”
  2. Once opened, the recipient is asked to open the attached file titled e-vote_form_3438.doc for answering simple questions, and enable editing.
  3. Though it states that the review will be confidential,the trickbot malware is launched in a DLL file and the infection can spread to all the devices connected to the network.

The scam has majorly affected the recipients of US, leading to ransomware like Ryuk, apart from being capable of stealing sensitive banking data. 

Nevertheless, your online security is in your hands, therefore, take special precautions if you receive an email about some latest incident or event asking for your opinion because quite possibly it could be a phishing scam.

Stay Vigilant, Stay Safe.

Shaunak Mody, Co-founder at Tixter cyber solutions.

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