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Log4j, Iranian Ransomware Actors, SpoofedSccholars, second-tier targets, NIOPDC

Iranian Nation-State Adversaries Exploit Log4j Flaw Against Israeli Firms

Ever since the Apache Log4j flaw (CVE-2021-44228) was disclosed, cybercriminals looked for opportunities to exploit it and bypass security protections. Security experts from Check...
Smishing attacks

Threat Actors Leverage Smishing to Target Iran Citizens

Security researchers from Check Point found ongoing malware campaigns targeting Iran citizens. The campaign reportedly uses socially engineered SMS messages to infect tens of...
Log4j, Iranian Ransomware Actors, SpoofedSccholars, second-tier targets, NIOPDC

Iranian Threat Actors Leverage PowerShortShell to Exploit Microsoft Flaw

Security experts from SafeBreach Labs identified a new Iranian threat actor group exploiting a Microsoft MSHTML Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw - CVE-2021-40444. The group reportedly...
Log4j, Iranian Ransomware Actors, SpoofedSccholars, second-tier targets, NIOPDC

Microsoft Identifies Six Iranian State Actor Groups Deploying Ransomware

It’s not just stealing confidential data. Cybercriminal activities from state-sponsored actors have evolved, targeting critical infrastructures and demanding ransom from high-net-worth companies. Various threat...
Avaddon ransomware, Microsoft and Fortinet flaws, apt

CISA, NCSA, ACSC Warn of Iranian APT Actors Exploiting Microsoft and Fortinet Flaws

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National...
Log4j, Iranian Ransomware Actors, SpoofedSccholars, second-tier targets, NIOPDC

NIOPDC Hack Cripples Gas Stations in Iran

The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) was out of service for a day due to a cyberattack that affected the entire distribution network....
microsoft, flaws in SonicWall SRA SMA

Microsoft Exposes Iran-linked APT Targeting U.S., Israeli Defense Tech Sectors

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre (MSTIC) observed DEV-0343, a new activity cluster, conducting extensive password spraying against more than 250 Office 365 tenants, with a...
Siamesekitten threat group

Iranian APT Group “Siamesekitten” Targets Israeli Firms in a Cyberespionage Campaign

Security researchers uncovered a new cyberespionage campaign by Iranian hackers targeting IT and telecom companies in Israel with supply-chain attacks. Tracked as Siamesekitten (also...
Log4j, Iranian Ransomware Actors, SpoofedSccholars, second-tier targets, NIOPDC

Iran Leak Hints at Second Tier Targets as Next Terror Gateway

In May 2020, CISO MAG reported about Project Signal, an Iranian state-sponsored ransomware operation.  State-sponsored actors from Iran have often been linked to various...
blockchain-based social media, Parental Consent for Minors, Iranian Facebook accounts

Facebook Suspends Accounts of Iranian Hackers Targeting U.S. Defense

Social media handles are the primary target for cybercriminals to impersonate high-rated profiles for malicious activities. Recently, Facebook disrupted several fake accounts operated by...

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