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Iran Centrifuge

Report: Hacker group behind Trisis Malware expanding Activity in Middle East

The nation-backed hacker group behind the TRITON/TRISIS malware attack is increasing its nefarious activity, putting critical infrastructure systems in danger of future cyber attacks, according to Dragos Security.

Cyber Attacks May Be Early Consequence of Trump Exiting Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump’s decision to exit from the Iran nuclear deal doesn’t bode well for U.S. cybersecurity and likely will spur cyber attacks on a number of U.S. industries from the Islamic State, a new report from Recorded Future has found.

Iran Taps Chafer APT Group amid Civil Aviation Crisis

Iran’s Chafer hacking group is targeting aviation repair and maintenance firms in an apparent effort to obtain information needed to shore up the safety of that country’s fleet of domestic aircraft, according to research by the firm Symantec.

When Cybercrooks Chat, Privacy isn’t Everything

In-brief: a survey of cyber criminal groups by Flashpoint revealed that secure messaging apps are becoming more popular, but that security isn’t the only thing motivating online criminals. 

Dmitri Alperovitch, Crowdstrike

Podcast: Dmitri Alperovitch on Russian hacking and the future of cyber conflict

In-brief: In this Security Ledger Podcast, Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch about the latest trends in sophisticated cyber attacks, and how Russia’s hacking of the U.S. election and weaponization of stolen information is likely to influence the U.S. government’s response to future hacks – responses that might not take place in cyber space.