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.
Source: Bleeping Computer