Researchers have discovered a voting scam that is trying to scare victims into giving up their credit card information. “Vote411.org” is a one-stop shop for election related information. John Oliver of The Daily Show was talking about the website which caused the site to gain more traffic. Just two days after John had promoted the site, a fake page of Vote411 was created, one week before the midterm elections. The scam relies on users not paying attention to the top-level domain (TLD). When victims visit “Vote411.com”, they will be redirected with an alert informing that the user has been infected with the Pegasus spyware and provides a phone number for help. Further investigation had revealed that there are multiple redirects for iOS-based users. When the page was loaded on an Android-based device, researchers received a localized version of the scam which entices the user to enter to win a $6.5 million jackpot.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased