US Cyber-Attack on Iran, Poor Government Cybersecurity, Malvertising Campaigns

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 1st 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: The US cyber-attack on Iran, the sad state of cybersecurity in the ...
U.S. Cyber hacking Iran C&C

U.S. Cyber Has Hacked Iranian Missile C&C, Say Super-Secret Sources

The U.S. has been hacking Iran. Despite President Trump’s cancellation of a kinetic retaliation, we’re now told of cyber strikes against Persia ...
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a charming kitten

Microsoft Hurts Charming Kitten (aka the APT35 Iran Hacking Group)

Microsoft has damaged a hacking group thought to be run by the Iranian military. APT35—also known as Charming Kitten, Ajax, and Phosphorus—has now lost control of 99 internet domains it was using ...
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Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems Breached ‘for 10 Years by Iran,’ Claims Unknown Infosec Firm

Citrix Systems’ networks were infested with hackers, who stole terabytes of data. So says a security service provider that nobody’s heard of—and which seems to have popped out of nowhere. It was Iran, ...
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Huawei Sanction-Busting and Espionage Threat

Huawei: Sanction-Busting and Espionage Threat?

The chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei was arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver, Canada, on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the United States, which alleges Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company’s ...
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Trade war tensions with China rise following arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada

Trade war tensions with China rise following arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada

Wanzhou Meng, Huawei’s CFO and the daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested at the Vancouver airport on Dec. 1 and is awaiting extradition to the US to face trial on accusations ...
Two Iranian Hackers charged with $6 Million in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

Two Iranian Hackers charged with $6 Million in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

| | DOJ, Iran, Ransomware, samsam
Today the Department of Justice announced an indictment against two Iranian men: Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri for their roles in stealing more than $6 Million in Ransom payments ...
Iran says Stuxnet is back, claims Israel tried to hack Iranian infrastructure

Iran says Stuxnet is back, claims Israel tried to hack Iranian infrastructure

Is Stuxnet back? Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi alleges that Israel attempted a cyberattack on Iran’s telecommunications infrastructure through a new version of Stuxnet, so Iran will take the matter to ...
German Counterintelligence

German Counterintelligence: There are Spies Active in Germany

German counterintelligence officials highlight the activities of Russia, China and Iran in the annual report prepared by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany ...
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Middle Eastern energy sector at risk, top target of Iranian hackers

Middle Eastern energy sector at risk, top target of Iranian hackers

Iranian hackers might be the next criminal group to be worried about, after the country has joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, the US and African countries when it comes to ...
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