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Ukraine War Themed Files Become the Lure of Choice for a Wide Range of Hackers

May 4, 2022

A growing number of threat actors are using the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war as a lure in various phishing and malware campaigns, even as critical infrastructure entities continue to be heavily targeted.

“Government-backed actors from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, as well as various unattributed groups, have used various Ukraine war-related themes in an effort to get targets to open malicious emails or click malicious links,” Google Threat Analysis Group’s (TAG) Billy Leonard said in a report.

“Financially motivated and criminal actors are also using current events as a means for targeting users,” Leonard added.

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