U.S. Cybersecurity Analysts Uncover New "Highly Active" Iranian Espionage Group

(The Hill) Morgan Chalfant - U.S.-based cybersecurity firm Symantec released information Wednesday on a new "highly active" espionage group based in Iran that is breaking into networks in government and the energy, telecommunications, financial services, and transportation sectors in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and Afghanistan. Symantec obtained a target list of 800 organizations, written in Farsi. Symantec observed the group executing attacks on 40 organizations, using a mix of publicly available hacking tools and custom malware.

2018-07-27 00:00:00

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