Nation States Will Weaponize Social and Recruit Bad Guys with Benefits in 2022


We love our social media. From beefs between popstars and professional pundits, to an open channel to the best jobs in the industry.

But guess what?

The threat actors know this, and our appetite toward accepting connections from people we have never met are all part of our relentless pursuit of the next 1,000 followers.

A result of this has seen the targeting of executives with promises of job offers from specific threat groups; and why not? After all, it is the most efficient method to bypass traditional security controls and directly communicate with targets at companies that are of interest to threat groups. Equally, direct messages have been used by groups to take control over influencer accounts to promote messaging of their own.

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