Iranian hackers lurked in Middle Eastern govt network for 8 months

At least twelve machines connected to a Middle Eastern government network were compromised by the Iranian hacker organization known as OilRig (APT34), which was able to keep access to the compromised systems for eight months, from February to September 2023.

OilRig is associated with Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), which has a history of initiating operations against Albania, the Middle East, and the United States.

Attacks detected by the Symantec threat hunter team, a division of Broadcom, were used to install a PowerShell backdoor known as “PowerExchange,” which took commands from execution via Microsoft Exchange, as well as to steal data and passwords read more Iranian hackers lurked in Middle Eastern govt network for 8 months.

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