Thursday, 28 March 2019
Microsoft has damaged a hacking group thought to be run by the Iranian military. APT35—also known as Charming Kitten, Ajax and Phosphorus—has now lost control of 99 internet domains it was using in spear-phishing attacks on journalists and activists.
Redmond’s finest had to ask a court to grant it control of the malicious Purr-sian domains, such as outlook-verify.net. Now it is able to prevent web users from being phished and can collect valuable intelligence on APT35’s naughty tactics.
Go back to sleep, tiny cat. In today’s SB Blogwatch, we destroy your furniture.
Read more: securityboulevard.com/2019/03/microsoft-hurts-charming-kitten-aka-the-apt35-iran-hacking-group