A cyber espionage group likely out of #iran turned the tables on a #security #researcher who may have gotten a little too close to its operation: the attackers posed as the researcher in a spear-phishing email.
The researcher, from ClearSky, has been tracking the hacking group, known as Rocket Kitten.
“[The researcher] had infiltrated … and was able to pose as a person of interest in this group, and they had engaged” with the researcher, says Jon Clay, senior global marketing manager for Trend Micro, which along with ClearSky today published new findings on Rocket Kitten. The spear-phishing email included a malicious link purportedly to a Trend Micro malware scanner.
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