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Iranian State-Sponsored Hacking Group Reportedly Aims at Western Targets

Cybersecurity researchers say they’ve identified what’s likely an Iranian state-sponsored hacking group that’s targeting opponents of that country’s regime including Western think tanks, researchers, journalists, government officials and members of the Iranian diaspora. In a report, researchers for the cybersecurity firm Mandiant say the advanced persistent threat group, which they refer to as “APT42,” has conducted information gathering and surveillance operations going back to at least 2015.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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