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Iranian Spies Pose as Reporters to Target Lawmakers, Defense Contractors

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May 29, 2014
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“Iranian spies appear to be engaged in their most elaborate and persistent effort yet to dupe lawmakers, journalists and defense contractors into revealing email addresses, network logins and other information that could be used to collect intelligence.

A three-year espionage campaign, believed to have originated in Iran, has used an elaborate scheme involving a fabricated news agency, fake social media accounts and bogus journalist identities to trick victims in the United States, Israel and elsewhere, according to iSight Partners, the company that uncovered the campaign.”

Source:Iranian Spies Pose as Reporters to Target Lawmakers, Defense Contractors | Threat Level | WIRED