Iran-linked Charming Kitten espionage gang bares claws to pollies, power orgs

An Iranian cyber espionage gang with ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has learned new methods and phishing techniques, and aimed them at a wider set of targets – including politicians, government officials, critical infrastructure and medical researchers – according to email security vendor Proofpoint.

Over the past two years, the threat actor group that Proofpoint’s researchers track as TA453 (other intel teams call this state-backed gang Charming Kitten, Phosphorus, and APT42) has branched out from its usual victims – academics, researchers, diplomats, dissidents, journalists and human rights workers – and adopted new means of attack.

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Source: The Register