Iranian Cyber Group Emennet Pasargad Conducting Hack-and-Leak Operations Using False-Flag Personas

The FBI is providing information concerning ongoing hack-and-leak cyber operations conducted by Iranian cyber group Emennet Pasargad. According to FBI information, since at least 2020, Emennet targeted entities primarily in Israel with cyber-enabled information operations that included an initial intrusion, Read More …

Budworm: Espionage Group Returns to Targeting U.S. Organizations

The Budworm espionage group has mounted attacks over the past six months against a number of strategically significant targets, including the government of a Middle Eastern country, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and a U.S. state legislature. The latter attack is Read More …

Hacking group POLONIUM uses ‘Creepy’ malware against Israel

Security researchers reveal previously unknown malware used by the cyber espionage hacking group ‘POLONIUM,’ threat actors who appear to target Israeli organizations exclusively. According to ESET, POLONIUM uses a broad range of custom malware against engineering, IT, law, communications, marketing, Read More …

Pro-Iranian hackers attack Israeli gas company website

Iraqi hacker group “al-Tahara” attacked the websites for two natural gas companies. The first, Energean, is an international company which has done extensive business with Israel, having acquired the Karish and Tanin natural gas fields from Delek Drilling and Avner Read More …

New Android malware ‘RatMilad’ can steal your data, record audio

A new Android spyware named ‘RatMilad’ was discovered targeting mobile devices in the Middle East, used to spy on victims and steal data. The RatMilad spyware was discovered by mobile security firm Zimperium who warned that the malware could be Read More …

Witchetty: Group Uses Updated Toolset in Attacks on Governments in Middle East

The Witchetty espionage group (aka LookingFrog) has been progressively updating its toolset, using new malware in attacks on targets in the Middle East and Africa. Among the new tools being used by the group is a backdoor Trojan (Backdoor.Stegmap) that Read More …

New hacking group ‘Metador’ lurking in ISP networks for months

A previously unknown threat actor that researchers have named ‘Metador’ has been breaching telecommunications, internet services providers (ISPs), and universities for about two years. Metador targets organizations in the Middle East and Africa and their purpose appears to be long-term Read More …

FBI: Iranian State Actors Conduct Cyber Operations Against the Government of Albania

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory to provide information on recent cyber operations against the Government of Albania in July and September. This advisory provides a Read More …

Israel has foiled dozens of cyber attacks by Iran over last year, IDF says

The IDF’s network, said to be the largest in the Middle East, is constantly being threatened, and the military has identified an increase of 70% in hostile activity in recent years. Though the majority of attacks were identified and thwarted Read More …