U.S., UK, and Australian Security Authorities Warn of Malicious Cyber Activity by Iran
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CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned in a joint Cybersecurity Advisory of malicious cyber activity associated with the government of Iran.
The hackers, which have gone by the alias “Elie” on victim systems at times, have targeted a U.S.-based children’s hospital and a municipal government and are eyeing attacks in the transportation sector and against other public health organizations. In addition, according to a report issued by Microsoft earlier this week, Iranian hacking gangs have been reaching out to targets with fake “interview requests,” only to try stealing their passwords to run the ransomware attacks later.
The FBI, CISA, ACSC, and NCSC urge critical infrastructure organizations to apply the recommendations listed in the …
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