Cyberattack Impersonates FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center

A new cyberattack scams people into providing personal data and downloading malicious files by impersonating the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a division of the FBI intended to give the public a reliable means of reporting suspected illegal activity online.

The unknown threat actors emailed targets requesting information so they could be paid restitution. To make their messages seem legitimate, they added hyperlinks of news articles reporting on the arrest of Internet fraudsters. Targets received text documents, which contained malware, to download, fill out, and return to the attackers.

Read more about the new IC3 scam, of which at least three different versions have been identified by exports, on DarkReading.

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