Chinese hackers are using Roy Moore to target attorneys at major firms, according to analysts with the cybersecurity firm FireEye. Lawyers with at least three multinational firms have been targeted with emails capitalizing on the scandal surrounding Moore’s Senate campaign. Those emails contain a Word document which, if opened, could allow hackers to remotely access the attorneys’ computers and gain access to confidential information.
Moore is currently running to fill the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. His candidacy is, to put it mildly, controversial. Prior to running for Senate, Moore had twice served as Chief Justice for the Alabama Supreme court, being removed from office in 2003 and resigning after being suspended from office in 2016. During his senate campaign, Moore has faced repeated allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with several teenage girls. Moore denies the accusations and remains a front runner in the race.