DarkSide ransomware is creating a secure data leak service in Iran

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The DarkSide Ransomware operation claims they are creating a distributed storage system in Iran to store and leak data stolen from victims. To show they mean business, the ransomware gang has deposited $320 thousand on a hacker forum. DarkSide is run as a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) where developers are in charge of programming the ransomware software… Read more »

Iran’s APT33 Sharpens Focus on Industrial Control Systems

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Iran’s elite hacking group is upping its game, according to new evidence delivered at a cybersecurity conference this week. The country’s APT33 cyberattack unit is evolving from simply scrubbing data on its victims’ networks and now wants to take over its targets’ physical infrastructure by manipulating industrial control systems (ICS), say reports. APT33, also known… Read more »

Iran Based Elfin Group (APT33) Continues to Attack Firms

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A widely circulated security report by Symantec has claimed involvement of an Iran based hacking group in various attacks that have attempted various cyber attacks on US and Saudi Arabian firms. The Symantec security report establishes the connection wherein Elfin widely known as APT 33, the cyber-espionage group, has been found to be formulating and executing cyber attacks… Read more »