Hackers pose as journalists to breach news media org’s networks

Researchers following the activities of advanced persistent (APT) threat groups originating from China, North Korea, Iran, and Turkey say that journalists and media organizations have remained a constant target for state-aligned actors.

The adversaries are either masquerading or attacking these targets because they have unique access to non-public information that could help expand a cyberespionage operation.

Recent targeting activity
Proofpoint analysts have been following these activities from 2021 and into 2022 and published a report about several APT groups impersonating or targeting journalists.

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Source: Bleeping Computer