Hackers Cite Roy Moore Scandal In Law Firm Snoop Scheme

Chinese hackers tried to spy on attorneys and snatch secret files from three multinational law firms by luring lawyers with phishing emails citing the uproar over Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, cybersecurity researchers said Tuesday.

In emails sent late last week, the hackers mentioned the Moore turmoil in a phony headline and attached a Microsoft Word document that, if opened, would activate code allowing the intruders to access the user’s device, said the cybersecurity firm FireEye. Another round of recent emails sent by cyberthieves from the...

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