Iranian state actor ‘Marcy’ used Facebook to spy on US military personnel

A new report from cybersecurity company Proofpoint identified the actor as part of state-sponsored espionage against defenseindustrial basecontractors doing work related to the Middle East.

Identified as TA456, the state actor first established a relationship with an employee at a subsidiary of the defense contractor. Luego, in early June 2021, attempted tocapitalize on this relationshipby sending the employee malware as part of anongoing email communication chain,” de acuerdo a Proofpoint.

An Iranian state actor spent years pretending to be someone called "Marcella Flores" in an attempt to spy on a U.S. aerospace defense contractor. (Proofpoint)

An Iranian state actor spent years pretending to be someone calledMarcella Floresin an attempt to spy on a U.S. aerospace defense contractor. (Proofpoint)

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