A new type of electoral fraud could threaten already troubled voters who want to elect president in the United States of America this November. According to the FBI alert, fraudulent web pages could proliferate in order to mislead voters and spread false information.

On November 3, elections will take place that add an additional complication, such as remote voting that can be carried out through official web pages , which would be one of the objectives of these cybercriminals against whose actions the FBI has mobilized, warning of this possibility. At the moment the federal investigative agency has not identified specific examples although it does claim to have identified them in action.

Some of the examples of this type of fraudulent web page seek to influence the voter while others seek to get hold of the passwords that voters use to cast their vote . The strategy is based on imitating the appearance of the official web pages where online voting can be made but with subtle differences that cause confusion, such as changing a letter in the name or the URL of the web page, something common in other fields such as that of bank scams or online stores where what is sought is to obtain information about the current account or credit card, using web page addresses very similar to the real ones.

Also included in these procedures is the behavior of capturing victims through emails that also seek to confuse official bodies to obtain information from voters and redirect them to malicious links. One of these dissemination nuclei has been identified but by a cybersecurity company, Zix , and its procedure is to use email lists to send thousands of emails posing as official bodies that encourage citizens to vote.

If you don’t register, you don’t vote

It should be remembered that in the United States of America it is necessary to register in advance to be able to vote and there are many organizations aimed at encouraging and helping a large part of the population to complete this registration that, if they do not proceed to doing so could not exercise that right. Hence, one of the strategies is to impersonate one of these organizations to obtain professional information from voters.

The FBI adds in a statement that behind these fraudulent web pages are» foreign entities « , although it has not specified entities, initiatives … or even governments that could be responsible To avoid being victims of these scams, the FBI recommends