Phishing an International Cybersecurity Conference

You’ve got to admit, it takes guts to target attendees of an international cybersecurity conference with phishing attacks, but that’s just what one hacker group is doing.

A cybersecurity conference, the International Conference on Cyber Conflicts, is going to be held November 7 and 8 in Washington, DC and is being put together by the US Military Academy’s Army Cyber Institute and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence. It’s going to be a pretty big affair, with attendees and speakers from the tech industry as well as various militaries and governments.

Attendees have been receiving fliers for the event that have been doctored with malware resembling a strain previously used by the hacker group known as Fancy Bear. While there haven’t been reports of anyone falling victim to the phishing attack, you’ve gotta give Fancy Bear props for trying to get one over on an international conference working against what they do.

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