Targeting of U.S. individuals with fake McAfee software installations
Date of report
  • October 2020
Hackers impersonating McAfee antivirus software emailed links that would download malware from GitHub onto victims’ computers.
Suspected victims
  • Individuals connected to the 2020 U.S. elections
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown