Over a span of three years, Iranian hackers created fake social network profiles and a fake new site to spy on foreign leaders, including U.S. military and political leaders, according to a report.
ISight Partners, a digital intelligence company, announced the three-year operation called "Newscaster" that spied on a U.S. admiral and other leader, according to Reuters. The hackers also spied on Afghani, British, Iraqi, Israeli, Saudi Arabian and Syrian officials. The company didn't identify the victims nor did it say what data was stolen, only that the hackers wanted credentials for network access and intelligence on weapons and diplomacy.
"If it's been going on for so long, clearly they have had success," iSight Executive Vice President Tiffany Jones told Reuters.