Friend/Follow/Connect to targets of interest
Once a persona has been developed an adversary will use it to create connections to targets of interest. These connections may be direct or may include trying to connect through others.  
Tactic: Persona Development
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|Stage Capabilities||Friend/Follow/Connect to targets of interest|
DetectionDetectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No
Explanation: Unless there is some threat intelligence reporting, these users are hard to differentiate.
Difficulty for the AdversaryEasy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes
Explanation: The nature of social media is such that the adversary naturally connects to a target of interest without suspicion, given the purpose of the platform is to promote connections between individuals. Performing activities like typical users, but with specific intent in mind.
- Mike Lennon. (2014, May 29). Iranian Hackers Targeted US Officials in Elaborate Social Media Attack Operation. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
- Thomas Ryan. (2010). “Getting In Bed with Robin Sage.”. Retrieved March 6, 2017.