The US government and cyber security experts see ransomware attacks as one of the biggest threats to the upcoming elections
The warning comes in the midst of rising tensions between the USA and China
Foreign APTs will likely attempt to exploit the bug soon, it says
The samples include loaders, backdoors, and backdoor builders
The New York Times claims that the cyber attack was carried out in June after Iran shot down a US surveillance drone
One sample appears to be the same piece of malware which the US agencies warned about in May
President Trump labelled the New York Times report "a virtual act of treason"