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Iran-Linked APT TA450 embeds malicious links in PDF attachments

Proofpoint researchers observed the Iran-linked APT group MuddyWater (aka SeedWorm, TEMP.Zagros, TA450, and Static Kitten) was behind a new phishing campaign in March 2024 that attempted to drop a legitimate Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution called Atera on the target systems.

The campaign targeted Israeli employees of large multinational organizations with a pay-related social engineering lure.

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