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Malware-Laced Twitter Messages Sent to Pentagon Employees by Russian Hackers
18 May 2017, 11:21 pm

Russia is being accused of yet another attack on the US Department of Defense. This time, the country's government supposedly used Twitter to send malware-laced messages to more than 10,000 DoD employees. 

According to a report published by Time, the messages offered links to stories on recent sporting events or the Oscars. When clicked, the links led to a Russian-control server that downloaded malware allowing hackers to take control over the victim's device, be it phone or computer, as well as the Twitter account. 

While email phishing campaigns have normally been used for such purposes, it seems that this time they're moving towards Twitter's Direct Messages. 

The information published by Time comes from a report created for US counterintelligence officials in Washington. The fact that the malware-via-Twitter campaign targeted DoD employees, had the intelligence officials wondering wh... (read more)

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