Iran’s Largest Steel Producer Hit By Crippling Cyberattack

The targeted company, Khouzestan Steel Company (KSC), has acknowledged the cyberattack but claimed the attack was successfully thwarted. Iran’s largest steel production firm is the latest victim of a cyberattack…

Iranian steel facilities suffer apparent cyberattacks

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Three Iranian steel companies suffered apparent cyberattacks Monday, claimed a hacktivist group that previously took responsibility for a digital assault on…

Authorities Suspect Cyber Attack Behind False Rocket Sirens in Israel

Authorities in Israeli cities were alarmed after prolonged siren alerts on Sunday evening and some believe it is the work of Iranian hackers. False rocket warning sirens were heard in…

Iranian hacking campaign that included former U.S. ambassador exposed

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers possibly affiliated with Iran have been running a spearphishing campaign targeting former Israeli officials, high-ranking military personnel, the head of…

Previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group targeting Israel, Microsoft says

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group with likely ties to Iranian intelligence has targeted more than 20 Israeli organizations since February,…

Iranian hackers planned attack on Boston Children's Hospital last summer, FBI director says

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI managed to detect and mitigate an attack by Iranian state-sponsored hackers against Boston’s Children’s Hospital last summer, FBI Director…

Mandiant: Belarusian disinformation operation pushes phony organ harvesting tale

Written by AJ Vicens May 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A hacking group associated with the government of Belarus and aligned with Russian interests “leveraged compromised assets” to push a false…

Iran’s COBALT MIRAGE Threat Group Behind Ransomware Attacks in US

Cobalt Mirage is an Irani threat group believed to be linked to the Iranian Cobalt Illusion threat group, whereas Cobalt Mirage’s activities have been reported as TunnelVision and Phosphorus. SecureWorks®…

Analysis of well-known Iranian hacking group points to more purely financial attacks

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An analysis of a well-known Iranian hacking operation that’s previously blurred the line between espionage and extortion suggests that the group…

Iranian linked conglomerate MuddyWater comprised of regionally focused subgroups

By Asheer Malhotra, Vitor Ventura and Arnaud Zobec. Cisco Talos has observed new cyber attacks targeting Turkey and other Asian countries we believe with high confidence are from groups operating…