Seedworm: Iran-Linked Group Continues to Target Organizations in the Middle East


The Iran-linked espionage group Seedworm (aka MuddyWater) has been highly active in recent months, attacking a wide range of targets, including a large number of government organizations in the Middle East.

Many of the organizations attacked by Seedworm in recent months have also been targeted by a recently discovered tool called PowGoop (Downloader.Covic), suggesting that it is a tool that Seedworm has incorporated into its arsenal. However, at present Symantec, a division of Broadcom, can only make a medium-confidence link between Seedworm and PowGoop.

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Source: Symantec