By G9ija

Urgent

Facebook Removes Scores of Accounts Linked to Iranian Cyber-Espionage Campaigns“Today, we’re sharing actions we took against a group of hackers in Iran to disrupt their ability to use their infrastructure to abuse our platform, distribute malware and conduct espionage operations across the internet, targeting primarily the United States”, Facebook said in a press release.

This group, known as Tortoiseshell, was previously reported to mainly focus on the IT industry in the Middle East, but Facebook claims to have found them targeting personnel and companies in the defence and aerospace industries in the US, and to a lesser extent in the UK and Europe.