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From Federal Hill, federal contractor patrols social networks for spies
From Federal Hill, federal contractor patrols social networks for spies

For years, the group of hackers took on assumed names on popular sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn to lure their targets — defense and other government workers here and abroad. Sometimes they used profile pictures of attractive young women in their effort to connect with the largely male bureaucracy. The security company iSight Partners outed the operation last spring and tied it to Iran. But little has changed in the months since, according to iSight researcher John Hultquist. The group reorganized and appears still to be active today. "We think that this problem is only going to grow," he said. Foreign spies and terrorists have long lurked in cyberspace to gather...

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