At a glance.
- Gray-hat support for Iranian dissidents.
- Witchetty cyberespionage group: recent activity.
- C2C access for sale: high-end auction houses and "flea markets."
- Securonix describes an effective and carefully crafted cyberespionage campaign.
- Novel malware discovered targeting VMware SXi hypervisors.
- Russian soldiers' intercepted mobile calls.
Gray-hat support for Iranian dissidents.
Hacktivists and others are seeking to render aid to Iranian dissidents and protesters, Check Point researchers report. Much of the activity is directed at facilitating communication and coordination among groups opposed to the regime in Tehran, but there's also some direct hacking of government-related sites and data, with signs of some profit-taking on the side. "Key activities are data leaking and selling, including officials’ phone numbers and emails, and maps of sensitive locations," Check Point says of those latter operations.