LinkedIn says spy firm targeted Hungarian activists, journalists before 2022 election

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By Raphael Satter ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) – Private spy firm Black Cube was behind a hidden video campaign that used LinkedIn to target Hungarian activists and journalists leading to last year’s election in the central European country, the professional networking site said on Thursday. A researcher for Microsoft-owned LinkedIn said Black Cube, based in Israel, created a network of fake personas that used bogus job postings to connect with their targets on the platform. “Subsequently, video conversations occurred with some of the targets off-platform and clips from those conversations we…

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