How Spy Agency Hackers Pose As – Anybody

A false flag operation – pretending to be someone else while conducting spycraft or warfare – is an age-old tactic. With the advent of cyber espionage and digital warfare, those maneuvering in the virtual domain can use false flags.

In the Digital Age, determining the origins of cyber attacks is already difficult, but cyber actors can further muddy attribution by diverting blame for attacks to others. Ultimately, are such devious methods effective in leading investigators astray, even to the point of mistaken retaliation? The answer is, it’s complicated.

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