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Iranian Hackers Abuse Dropbox in Cyberattacks Against Aerospace and Telecom Firms

October 6, 2021

Details have emerged about a new cyber espionage campaign directed against the aerospace and telecommunications industries, primarily in the Middle East, with the goal of stealing sensitive information about critical assets, organizations’ infrastructure, and technology while remaining in the dark and successfully evading security solutions.

Boston-based cybersecurity company Cybereason dubbed the attacks “Operation Ghostshell,” pointing out the use of a previously undocumented and stealthy remote access trojan (RAT) called ShellClient that’s deployed as the main spy tool of choice. The first sign of the attacks was observed in July 2021 against a handpicked set of victims, indicating a highly targeted approach.

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