Iranian hackers are now using new malware to conduct cyber espionage campaigns and steal data. In some cases they drop ransomware in an attempt to avoid detection.
Researchers at Cybereason attribute the two separate campaigns to an Iranian hacking group known as Phosphorous. Moses Staff, another state-backed group, is also believed to be involved.
It is believed that Phosphorous carried out a number of espionage campaigns against organisations in the US, Europe and the Middle east.  This includes suspected attempts at interfering in US presidential elections.
Phosphorous has now added trojan malware to their arsenal. Dubbed  ‘PowerLess Backdoor‘ by researchers, the malware allows attackers to conduct activity with little chance of being detected.
PowerLess infiltrates and compromises machines. Once inside it downloads additional payloads, steals information and provides the attacker with a log of keystrokes.
 
The IT Security Guru offers a daily news digest of all the best breaking IT security news stories first thing in the morning! Rather than you having to trawl through all the news feeds to find out what’s cooking, you can quickly get everything you need from this site!

Our Address: 10 London Mews, London, W2 1HY
Follow Us
© 2015 – 2019 IT Security Guru – Website Managed by Calm Logic
© 2015 – 2019 IT Security Guru – Website Managed by Calm Logic
This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience.
Privacy settings
Privacy Settings / PENDING
This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience. Which cookies and scripts are used and how they impact your visit is specified on the left. You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit.
NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using.
GDPR Compliance

source

You May Also Like

What Real-Life SaaS Attack Misconfiguration Exploits Can Teach Us

It’s unfortunate, but true: SaaS attacks continue to increase. You can’t get…

KB4-Con: This is How Nicole Perlroth Tells Us the World Ends

“We have never been closer to a cataclysmic cyber event,” warns Nicole…

Free Cyber Skills Training Launched for UK Pupils

The UK government has announced plans to provide free cyber skills training…