A Facebook logo. Photo: Reuters / Philippe Wojazer Facebook said on Thursday it had taken down about 200 accounts run by a group of hackers in Iran as part of a cyber-spying operation that targeted mostly US military personnel and people working at defense and aerospace companies.
The social media giant said the group, dubbed “Tortoiseshell” by security experts, used fake online personas to connect with targets, build trust sometimes over the course of several months and drive them onto other sites where they were tricked into clicking malicious links that would infect their devices with spying malware. get the best of the algemeiner straight to your inbox! “This activity had the hallmarks of a well-resourced and persistent operation, while relying on relatively strong operational security measures to hide who’s behind it,” Facebook’s investigations team said in a blog post.
The group, Facebook said, made fictitious profiles across multiple social media […]
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