The rising capabilities of Iranian hackers came to the fore in 2017 when hacker groups like Helix Kitten, Charming Kitten, and Volatile Kitten launched several crippling cyber-attacks on Saudi Arabian entities.
Amid reports of Russian hackers influencing elections, Chinese hackers pilfering state secrets, and North Korea launching ransomware attacks, it would be easy to underestimate Iran's potential as a cyber-threat to the US.
Researchers believe a suspected Iranian APT group is responsible for a recent cyber-espionage operation that targeted a Middle Eastern government organisation.
Researchers with ClearSky Cyber Security believe with medium-level confidence that they've linked three individuals to the Iranian advanced persistent threat group Charming Kitten, including the man accused of hacking HBO.
Maher, Iran's Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERTCC), has warned that 'Tyrant' ransomware is being distributed in the country via a compromised VPN app, undermines trust in IT dept.
The 23 June 12-hour brute force hack-attack against 9,000 parliamentary email accounts, including minsters and the PM, is now being blamed on Iran.
A webshell used to harvest credentials from an unnamed Middle Eastern organisation appears to be targeting Israeli institutions and may possibly be linked to the Iranian APT group OilRig.
FireEye has laid out evidence that it believes connects the hacking of several US, Saudi Arabian and South Korean aerospace and petrochemical facilities to an Iranian cyber-group it has labeled APT33.
Clearer definitions between privacy, security, and trust - a mix of these areas can be a great place for innovations. Identification and authentication are two particular areas that lots of innovation can happen says Dr Fatemi Ardakani
The information stealer, dubbed Foudre, incorporates new anti-takeover techniques in an attempt to avoid having its Command and Control (C2) infrastructure domains being sinkholed
Investigators have decided to drop an investigation into malware found in a hotel in Geneva after they failed to establish who was behind it
Iran's Supreme National Cyber-space Council is investigating whether a recent string of oil and petrochemical fires were caused by a cyber-attack.
Two independent cyber-security researchers took the stage at Black Hat to diagram how groups possibly controlled by the Iranian government are targeting dissidents.
Iran's second largest mobile operator, Irancell, lost the personal information of 20 million customers in a data leak last week but denies being hacked.
Seven Iranians connected to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard were indicted today for conducting a hacking campaign that included DDoS attacks on banks and accessing the control system of a New York dam.
A new report has warned of the dangers of bad cyber-security when it comes to nuclear power, handing out '0' ratings to tens of countries around the world and warning of a Fukushima-scale threat.
Previously unknown cyber-espionage groups have been attacking individuals mainly in Iran but also the UK, US, Germany and Holland for the past 18 months or more, says Symantec.
A diplomatic agreement that restricts Iran's nuclear programme may indirectly shift its focus towards cyber-warfare efforts.