Iranian hacking group targets Israel with wiper disguised as ransomware

An Iranian hacking group has been observed camouflaging destructive attacks against Israeli targets as ransomware attacks while maintaining access to victims’ networks for months in what looks like an extensive espionage campaign. The threat actor, tracked as Agrius by SentinelLabs Read More …

Iran calls blackout at Natanz atomic site ‘nuclear terrorism’

Iran condemned a blackout at its underground Natanz nuclear facility early on Sunday as an act of “nuclear terrorism” and said Tehran reserves the right to respond, but did not specify who was responsible and how Iran may react. “The Read More …

APT Charming Kitten Pounces on Medical Researchers

Security researchers have linked a late-2020 phishing campaign aimed at stealing credentials from 25 senior professionals at medical research organizations in the United States and Israel to an advanced persistent threat group with links to Iran called Charming Kitten. The Read More …

Digital Footprint Intelligence Report

The Digital Footprint Intelligence Service announces the results of research on the digital footprints of governmental, financial and industrial organizations for countries in the Middle East region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Read More …

Rana Android Malware Updates Allow WhatsApp, Telegram IM Snooping

Researchers have discovered new samples of a previously discovered Android malware, which is believed to be linked to the APT39 Iranian cyberespionage threat group. The new variant comes with new surveillance capabilities – including the ability to snoop on victims’ Read More …

DarkSide ransomware’s Iranian hosting raises U.S. sanction concerns

Ransomware negotiation firm Coveware has placed the DarkSide operation on an internal restricted list after the threat actors announced plans to host infrastructure in Iran. When the DarkSide ransomware operation encrypts a network, their affiliates steal unencrypted files, which they Read More …

Recent ransomware wave targeting Israel linked to Iranian threat actors

Two recent ransomware waves that targeted Israeli companies have been traced back to Iranian threat actors, multiple sources have told ZDNet today. The ransomware attacks have been taking place since mid-October, have ramped up this month, and have repeatedly focused Read More …

SMS Phishing Attempts Are Riding the Presidential Election Wave

SMS-based outreach has become a standard in the political playbook, with candidates and their supporters soliciting financial support, opinions, and votes through texting with increasing frequency and sophistication. In the course of protecting enterprise endpoints, Symantec, a division of Broadcom, Read More …

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 Read More …