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Latest APT 28 Campaign Incorporates Fake EFF Spearphishing Scam

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Latest APT 28 Campaign Incorporates Fake EFF Spearphishing Scam

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Attackers, possibly associated with the Russian government, registered a phony Electronic Frontier Foundation domain earlier this month in an attempt to dupe users into thinking correspondence from the site was coming from the well-known privacy watchdog.

The scheme, largely carried out via spear phishing, appears to be part of a larger campaign previously dubbed Pawn Storm.

According to a blog post by the EFF’s Cooper Quintin on Thursday the fake domain – electronicfrontierfoundation.org – was registered more than three weeks ago and quickly used as part of an attack alongside a recently patched Java zero day.

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