Microsoft: Hackers target defense firms with new FalseFont malware

Microsoft claims that the newly found FalseFont backdoor software is being used by the Iranian cyber-espionage outfit APT33 to target defense contractors across the globe.

“Microsoft has observed the Iranian nation-state actor Peach Sandstorm attempting to deliver a newly developed backdoor named FalseFont to individuals working for organizations in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector,” the business stated.

Over 100,000 defense firms and subcontractors that do research and development on military weapon systems, subsystems, and components make up the DIB read more Hackers target defense firms with new FalseFont malware. This hacking gang, which is also known by the names Peach Sandstorm, HOLMIUM, and Refined Kitten, has been active since at least 2013.

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