FOREIGN-BASED CYBERCRIMINALS TARGET U.S. JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA COMPANIES

Bad actors, presumed to be state-sponsored, are deploying phishing campaigns, malware and false identities to mine intelligence

By Gretchen A. Peck

2022-08-01T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-08-01T07:00:00.0000000Z

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Bad actors, presumed to be state-sponsored, are deploying phishing campaigns, malware and false identities to mine intelligence Cybercrime is a universal threat for anyone digitally exposed to the internet today. But news media organizations and journalists, in particular, are increasingly the target of cybercriminals, including statesponsored ones. Ransomware is just one cyberwarfare weapon to shut down systems and hold businesses hostage. But cybersecurity technology company Proofpoint Inc. — based in Sunnyvale, California — discovered that state-sponsored

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