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Researchers at Mandiant say that a group of prolific Iranian hackers known as APT42 has likely been key to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps efforts to track its domestic and foreign adversaries in recent years by targeting US government officials, Iranian dissidents, and journalists.
Mandiant says that APT42 has conducted at least 30 operations in 14 countries since 2015. However, this is likely only a small part that surfaced due to operation security mistakes that allowed them to be tracked. The hackers have tried to break into the email accounts of US government officials focused on Iran policy and the mobile phones of Iranian dissidents. Between March and June last year, the hackers used a compromised email account of someone working at a US-based think tank to target US government officials focused on Middle East and Iran policy.
The research …
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