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Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

May 29, 2017View for printing

It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn't come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document.

A link, attached to a Twitter post put out by a robot account, promised a family-friendly vacation package for the summer. It was the kind of thing anyone might click on, according to the official hit by the attack, who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

By SHEERA FRENKEL

Full Story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/te ... bottom-well
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