Beware the Newscaster Charming Kitten
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Dubbed "Newscaster" by iSight Partners, a global provider of cyber-threat intelligence, the social media campaign involves multiple layers of deception, as attackers are creating fake identities with careers in the defense industry, journalism and government.
While iSight Partners is officially ringing the warning bell on the Newscaster threat now, it is not an unknown threat to others in the information security industry.
"We have been tracking this activity for some time," Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at CrowdStrike, told eWEEK. "We designate it using the cryptonym Charming Kitten."