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Iranian Hackers Target Women Involved in Human Rights and Middle East Politics

March 9, 2023

Iranian state-sponsored actors are continuing to engage in social engineering campaigns targeting researchers by impersonating a U.S. think tank.

“Notably the targets in this instance were all women who are actively involved in political affairs and human rights in the Middle East region,” Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

The cybersecurity company attributed the activity to a hacking group it tracks as Cobalt Illusion, and which is also known by the names APT35, Charming Kitten, ITG18, Phosphorus, TA453, and Yellow Garuda.

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