Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
UPDATE 1-Russian defence ministry says its website hit by foreign cyberattack (Reuters) The Russian defence ministry said it had been hit by a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack launched from abroad after its website was knocked offline on Friday.
Facebook Catches Iranian Spies Catfishing US Military Targets (Wired) The hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure their victims.
Iranian Hackers Target US Military, Defense Companies (Voice of America) Iran appears to be intensifying its effort to exploit U.S. and Western targets in cyberspace, running a campaign aimed at manipulating American military personnel and defense companies on social media.
Tehran’s latest campaign, orchestrated on Facebook by a group known as Tortoiseshell, used a series of sophisticated, fake online personas to make contact with U.S.
Facebook: Iranian Hackers Target Military, Aerospace Entities in the US (SecurityWeek) Facebook’s security team issues a warning about Tortoiseshell, an Iranian hacking group targeting military personnel and defense organizations in the United States.
Facebook disrupts Iranian hackers using platform to target US military personnel (TheHill) Facebook on Thursday announced that it had taken steps to disrupt a group of Iranian-based hackers that had leveraged the platform as part of a wider effort to target U.S. military personnel and the defense industry in other countries.