Nov 29, 2018 - World

Fancy Bear laces Brexit documents with malware

 Anti Brexit demonstrators protest holding a banner reading 'Stop Building Borders' and wave flare as they block the traffic on Westminster Bridge

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Fancy Bear, the hackers associated with Russian intelligence best known for their cyberattack on the U.S. Democratic National Committee, appear to be using documents related to Brexit to deliver malware to victims in their latest campaign.

The big picture: All spies use current events to lure victims into opening documents that contain malware. According to Accenture, who discovered the hack, the documents were laced with the Zebrocy surveillance malware. The ploy comes as the U.K. mulls Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed deal to exit the European Union.

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