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Podcast: Inside the 'NEWSCASTER' Cyber Espionage Campaign

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In this edition of the Security Conversations podcast, John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, talks about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks. Hultquist says the targeting, professional operational schedule and complexity suggest this activity is carried out by Iranian actors.

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Ryan is the host of the SecurityWeek podcast series "Security Conversations". He is the head of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research & Analysis team in the USA and has extensive experience in computer security user education, specializing in operating system and third-party application vulnerabilities, zero-day attacks, social engineering and social networking threats. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, he monitored security and hacker attack trends for over 10 years, writing for eWEEK magazine and the ZDNet Zero Day blog. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanaraine.