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Russian-backed hackers broke into Facebook accounts of Ukrainian military officials

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2022
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A group of hackers with ties to the Belarusian government broke into the Facebook accounts of Ukrainian military officials and posted videos calling on the Ukrainian army to surrender. According to Facebook's parent company, Meta, the posts appeared as if they were coming from the legitimate account owners. 

The group of hackers, known in the security industry as Ghostwriter, typically targets victims by compromising their email addresses and using them to gain access to social media accounts.

"When it comes to persistent threat actors, we've seen a further spike in activity...

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