Yahoo has reported a new scam making the rounds and trying to trick people into installing malware.
Cyber criminals are using the Black Lives Matter movement as a way to target people with phishing emails, luring them in with subject lines such as:
“Vote anonymous about ‘Black Lives Matter.’”
The main body of text then features text along the lines of:
“Leave a review confidentially about ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Claim in attached file.”
The attached file mentioned in the body of text is a Microsoft word document named “e-vote_form_3438.”
By just opening the document, nothing has been installed/ will gain access to your systems.
However, if you were to click the “Enable Content” or “Enable Editing” in order to view the content the document will run a macro which will trigger the malware’s installation process.
Please be cautious and only click links and attachments that are from a reputable contact/ and or you are expecting an email from them.