Reuters and others report that Iranian officials have begun to fix blame for the nominally hacktivist attack that's afflicted the country's gasoline stations since last week. "We are still unable to say forensically, but analytically I believe it was carried out by the Zionist Regime, the Americans and their agents," Iran's head of civil defense said Saturday. According to the Tehran Times, the country's intelligence minister said the investigation remains in progress, and that full details will be disclosed once it's complete.
Cybercriminals hit two upscale brands. Sky News reports that the Russian Conti gang has begun doxing customers ("tycoons and celebrities," as Sky describes them) of the luxury jewelry brand Graff. The gang wants a large payment in exchange for a promise not to release more information. What's out so far seems relatively anodyne, but Conti promises worse to come. And the MCH Group says its high-end art dealer subsidiary, Art Basel, has also sustained a criminal data breach.
Fortinet reports that the Chaos ransomware gang, generally believed to operate from China, is targeting Minecraft gamers in Japan. Not to blame the victim, here, but we note that the malware hook is hidden in phishbait that purports to contain stolen game credentials which no honest player should touch.
NSO Group, best known for its Pegasus intercept tool, whose sale to and abuse by repressive governments has drawn criticism and provoked controversy, has shaken up its leadership. The company says its new strategic direction will include "analytics and defensive cyber."