Hackers Use Fake HIV Test Results As Lure to Infect Computers and Steal Data


Hackers are using fake HIV test results as a lure to infect computers and steal personal data in a newly exposed phishing campaign, security researchers say.

The email-based attacks contain an open-source remote access tool that has previously been tied to state-sponsored groups linked to China and Russia, Sherrod DeGrippo, senior director of the threat research and detection team at cyber outfit Proofpoint, explained in a blog post today.