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A group with links to Iran targeted transportation, logistics, and technology sectors in the Middle East, including Israel, in October 2023 amid a surge in Iranian cyber activity since the onset of the Israel-Hamas war. The attacks have been attributed by CrowdStrike to a threat actor it tracks under the name Imperial Kitten, and which […]

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As part of the campaign, victims were lured to a VPN application claiming to provide access to Bahaʼi religious resources that are banned in Iran. The application contains highly sophisticated spyware designed to collect all types of data from devices, including call logs and contact lists, and to track victims’ activities. The malware, named SandStrike, […]

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One of the most prolific state-sponsored Iranian cyber espionage groups is targeting researchers from different fields by setting up sophisticated spear-phishing lures in which they use multiple fake personas inside the same email thread for increased credibility. Security firm Proofpoint tracks the group as TA453, but it overlaps with activity that other companies have attributed […]

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