Facebook Removes 200 Accounts Run By Iran Hackers

Share post:

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it had suspended around 200 accounts run by some attackers in Iran belonging to a cyber espionage operation.

The operation targeted mostly U.S. military personnel and people working at defense and aerospace companies.

The group, dubbed “Tortoiseshell” by security experts, used fake online personas to build trust with targets and drive them to malicious websites that would infect their devices.

Facebook said the group would use messaging, email and collaboration services to spread malware.

Hackers mainly targeted people in the U.S. and U.K.

Facebook has blocked the malicious domains and Google said it has added related domains to its “blocklist.”

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

CrowdStrike update causes global IT outages, fix is available

Some airlines, banks and government services around the world have been affected by a faulty software update for...

Charges dismissed in SolarWinds hacking case

A judge has dismissed most of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fraud charges against SolarWinds related to...

Canadian is among foreign nationals pleading guilty to involvement with Lockbit ransomware

Two foreign nationals have pleaded guilty in the US District of New Jersey to their involvement in the...

FBI rapidly hacks into Trump shooter’s phone, raises privacy concerns

Just two days after the attempted assassination at a Trump rally, the FBI announced it had gained access...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways