Hackers are capitalizing on the buzz around Michael Wolff’s book about Donald Trump’s presidency, “Fire and Fury.” In the past couple weeks, some of the more scandal-leaning stories from the book have surfaced, sparking great interest. And hackers have been quick to exploit that.
While the regular retail book is completely safe, pirated PDF versions are in circulation that are laden with malware. According to The Daily Beast, the PDF includes a Windows executable file (.exe) that creates a backdoor for hackers to be able to gain remote access to victims’ computers.
Reportedly, the PDF contains about 230 pages, versus the full, 328-page original version.
Read the full version at The Daily Beast.