NCSC: Russian and Iranian hackers targeting UK politicians, journalists

John Leonard reports:

NCSC, the cyber security arm of GCHQ, has issued an advisory warning about the targeting of media and political organisations by hackers from Russia and Iran.

The groups mentioned, SEABORGIUM from Russia and TA453 (alias APT42 and Charming Kitten) from Iran, are believed to be associated with the governments of those countries. They have been observed conducting spear-phishing operations against targets in academia, defence, government organisations, NGOs and think-tanks, according to NCSC, and individuals including journalists, activists and politicians.

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