Iranian Hackers Impersonate Journalists

Article Source: Cyberscoop

Article Source: Cyberscoop

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  • According to research by Mandiant and Google Cloud, a hacking group linked to the intelligence wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps impersonated journalists and human rights activists as part of a social engineering campaign.
  • The Iranian hackers spoofed these organizations to send phishing lures to targets meant to harvest their credentials. Mandiant’s researchers assess that the campaign was carried out by the hacking crew known as APT42.
  • The news organizations impersonated in the operation include The Washington Post, The Economist, and The Jerusalem Post. The group also spoofed prominent Washington think tanks. Read More

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