2023-01-26 00:01:00

Russian, Iranian Hackers Pose as Journalists in Emails, UK Says

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By Ryan Gallagher

British cybersecurity officials are warning that hacking groups linked to Russia and Iran are duping people into clicking malicious links by impersonating journalists and experts.

The hackers, who have similar goals but are said to be working separately, have sought to steal emails from people working in academia, defense, the media and government, as well as from activists and non-governmental organizations, according to an advisory released on Thursday by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.

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