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Charming Kitty Targeting US, Arab Officials In Wake Of Iran Sanctions


Hackers believed to be associated withCharming Kittyhas ramped up their activities with a phishing campaign against American officials charged with enforcing economic sanctions imposed on Iran by President Trump.

Citing research from Certfa, which discovered an open server listing Gmail and Yahoo email addresses in the hackers’ sights, AP said that the Iranian hacking group targeted private emails a handful of Treasury Department officials as well as others opposed to and supportive of the Iran nuclear deal forged during the Obama administration.

“In this campaign, hackers have targeted individuals who are involved in economic and military sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as politicians, civil and human rights activists and journalists around the world,” according to a Certfa blog, detailing its findings.

After a tip from a Twitter user alerted Certfa to the addressaccounts[-]support[.]services, a domain Certfa said “is linked to a group of hackers who...(continued)

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