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Warning As Iranian State Hackers Target LinkedIn Users With Dangerous New Malware

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[…] According to a FireEye blog post published on Thursday (July 18), the campaign targets specific industries that are clearly of interest to the regime in Teheran: “This threat group has conducted broad targeting across a variety of industries operating in the Middle East—however, we believe APT34’s strongest interest is gaining access to financial, energy, and government entities.”

In the reference case cited by FireEye, the counterfeit invitations masqueraded as coming from a Cambridge University researcher, with a plausible URL for the download of malicious attachments. “The targeted employee conversed with ‘Rebecca Watts’, allegedly employed as ‘Research Staff at the University of Cambridge’. This is not the first time we’ve seen APT34 utilize academia and/or job offer conversations in their various campaigns.”

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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