Last night, a hacker group going under the name "JHT" attacked foreign network infrastructure, including Russian and Iranian networks, using the Cisco CVE-2018-0171 Smart Install vulnerability. Using this vulnerability the hackers were able to reset the routers back to their default configuration and display a message to the victims.
The group of Iranian hackers the US charged last week with hacking over 300 universities across the globe were actually master phishers astute at their craft, so much so that they used the same phishing lure for years without needing to change it.
US authorities have charged nine Iranian hackers with cyber-attacks against 144 US universities, 176 universities in 21 foreign countries, and 47 US and foreign companies active in various private sectors.
A new ransomware was discovered this week by MalwareHunterTeam called Black Ruby. This ransomware will encrypt the files on a computer, scramble the file name, and then append the BlackRuby extension. To make matters worse, Black Ruby will also install a Monero miner on the computer that utilizes as much of the CPU as it scan.
Behzad Mesri, the Iranian national the US has accused of hacking HBO this year, is part of an elite Iranian cyber-espionage unit known in infosec circles as Charming Kitten, according to a report released yesterday by Israeli firm ClearSky Cybersecurity.
The Iran Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (Iran CERTCC) has issued a security alert about a ransomware distribution campaign currently active in the country.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment on Monday against two Iranian nationals accused of hacking a US company and stealing software used in ammunition design.