Twitter Suspends Accounts Used to Snare Security Researchers

Twitter has shuttered two accounts – @lagal1990 and @shiftrows13 – specifically used to trick security researchers into downloading malware in a long-running cyber-espionage campaign attributed to North Korea.

The campaign was first discovered by the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) in January and is ongoing.

On Friday, Google TAG analyst Adam Weidermann confirmed that Twitter suspended the accounts as part of the operation. This is the second time that Twitter has taken action against accounts linked to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), having suspended another account connected to the espionage campaign in August.

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Source: ThreatPost