Iran-linked TA453 used new Multi-Persona Impersonation technique in recent attacks

Iran-linked threat actors target individuals specializing in Middle Eastern affairs, nuclear security and genome research. In mid-2022, Proofpoint researchers uncovered a cyberespionage campaign conducted by Iran-linked TA453 threat actors. The campaign aimed at individuals specializing in Middle Eastern affairs, nuclear security and genome research. Threat actors used at least two actor-controlled personas on a single […]

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Albania was hit by a new cyberattack and blames Iran

Albania blamed Iran for a new cyberattack that hit computer systems used by the state police on Friday. Albania blamed the government of Teheran for a new cyberattack that hit computer systems used by the state police on Saturday. “The national police’s computer systems were hit Friday by a cyberattack which, according to initial information, […]

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Iran-linked APT42 is behind over 30 espionage attacks

Iran-linked APT42 (formerly UNC788) is suspected to be the actor behind over 30 cyber espionage attacks against activists and dissidents. Experts attribute over 30 cyber espionage attacks against activists and dissidents to the Iran-linked APT42 (formerly UNC788). The campaigns have been conducted since 2015 and are aimed at conducting information collection and surveillance operations against […]

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US Treasury sanctioned Iran ’s Ministry of Intelligence over Albania cyberattack

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Iran ‘s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its Minister of Intelligence over the Albania cyberattack. The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against Iran ‘s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its Minister of Intelligence over the cyber attack that hit Albania in July. MOIS is the primary intelligence […]

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Iran-linked DEV-0270 group abuses BitLocker to encrypt victims’ devices

Iran-linked APT group DEV-0270 (aka Nemesis Kitten) is abusing the BitLocker Windows feature to encrypt victims’ devices. Microsoft Security Threat Intelligence researchers reported that Iran-linked APT group DEV-0270 (Nemesis Kitten) has been abusing the BitLocker Windows feature to encrypt victims’ devices. The researchers tracked multiple ransomware attacks conducted by the DEV-0270 group, which is a […]

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