Iran: With the increase in reports of different cyber-attacks being swapped between the US and Iran, the Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert. The alert outlines what has been reported in the past few days pertaining to the increase in phishing attacks that have been seen from Iran. Although these have already been reported on, it is important to outline that the newest reports are stating that these phishing campaigns are not typical phishing campaigns. “Wiper” attacks, which are designed to not just steal information from an infected computer but rather destroy the whole network are being carried out as well. These attacks can be distributed in forms of spear phishing attacks, credential stuffing, and password spraying attacks. Simple account breaches from the surface, are now becoming an even more daunting task on the company with these breaches, as the simple breach attack can now infect the entire network of a company.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased