Proofpoint has uncovered a scheme by a group of Iranian hackers posing as a flirty aerobics instructor to target employees of American defence contractors. The hackers created a fake persona named Marcella Flores to try to dupe employees and compromise their computers, according to Proofpoint researchers.

The group, also known as TA456 or Tortoiseshell, has sought out smaller subsidiaries and contractors in an effort to use them as a launching pad to compromise larger defense companies through the supply chain, according to a report published Wednesday.

Source: Bloomberg

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