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An Iranian state-sponsored group in operation since 2015 relies on highly targeted social engineering attack individuals and organizations that Tehran deems enemies of the regime, says a new report from cyberthreat intelligence firm Mandiant. Targets of the threat actor Mandiant newly dubs APT42 include members of the Iranian diaspora as well as Western think tanks, […]

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A cyberattack that temporarily paralyzed Albania’s pivot to digital government likely came from Iranian hackers upset over a planned conference by a political-militant organization opposed to Tehran. A mid-July cyberattack caused government portal e-Albania to go offline along with the prime ministerial and parliament websites (see: Cyberattack Affects Albanian Government E-Services: Report). Read More

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Malware used in a crippling cyberattacks against an Iranian steel plants last week is connected to an attack that shut down the country’s rail system last year. In both cases, on malware strain was used to impact physical and critical infrastructure, according to a report from Check Point Research. The overlaps in the code, combined […]

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