Microsoft Warns about 6 Iranian Hacking Groups Turning to Ransomware


Nation-state operators with nexus to Iran are increasingly turning to ransomware as a means of generating revenue and intentionally sabotaging their targets, while also engaging in patient and persistent social engineering campaigns and aggressive brute force attacks.

No less than six threat actors affiliated with the West Asian country have been discovered deploying ransomware to achieve their strategic objectives, researchers from Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) revealed, adding “these ransomware deployments were launched in waves every six to eight weeks on average.”

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