Meta Discovers Social Media Cyber Espionage Operations


Meta Discovers Social Media Cyber Espionage Operations

Three different threat actors leveraged hundreds of elaborate fictitious personas on Facebook and Instagram to target individuals located in South Asia as part of disparate attacks.

The fake accounts used traditional lures like women looking for a romantic connection and masqueraded as recruiters, journalists, or military personnel.

Two of the cyber espionage efforts used low-sophistication malware with reduced capabilities.

likely in an attempt to get past app verification checks established by Apple and Google.

The victims also liked and shared other people’s posts about cyber security topics, likely to make fake accounts look more credible, the report says.

It concludes by commenting that this investment in social engineering meant that these threat actors did not have to invest as much on the malware side

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