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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 Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. Ryan is a journalist and cybersecurity strategist with more than 20 years experience covering IT security and technology trends. He is a regular speaker at cybersecurity conferences around the world. Ryan has built security engagement programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and Kaspersky GReAT. He is a co-founder of Threatpost and the global SAS conference series. Ryan's career as a journalist includes bylines at major technology publications including Ziff Davis eWEEK, CBS Interactive's ZDNet, PCMag and PC World. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanaraine.