Security Brief: Fear of Cyber-Retaliation by Iranian Attack Groups

   Jan 05, 2020 | Radiflow security team

Abstract:

One of the likely consequences of the recent tension in the Middle East is retaliatory cyber
attacks against US and Western interests, possibly by Iranian-nexus groups well-known to
cyber-security community – APT33, Oilrig and others.

 

These groups are able to leverage their presence and foothold in victims’ networks to carry
out disruptive cyber attacks in the form of data manipulation, disk drive wiping and such;
alternately, threat actors may well attack newly-identified targets.

 

The Security Brief includes practical advice for OT network operators, a timeline of disk-wiper attacks similar to the ones carried out by APT33 and other groups, and detailed information about the Iranian attack groups mentioned.

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