Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Two trends are combining to amplify the threat that cyber poses to the U.S., according to a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected government-backed hackers from Iran have used an array of techniques, from password theft to uploading a fake app to a…

Iran-linked hackers hit Israeli, US and EU defense tech firm

Microsoft has warned that hackers linked to Iran are mainly targeting Office 365 clients in defense technology firms. Researchers at Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Microsoft Digital Security Unit…

Iran-linked hackers targeted maritime and defense contractors, compromised Office 365 accounts

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 11, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers likely supporting Iranian national interests attempted to compromise U.S. and Israeli defense technology and global maritime companies, Microsoft researchers shared…

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It’s a legal grey area

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. Parmida Rahimi/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin University On March 23,…