CISA Alert AA22-264A – Iranian state actors conduct cyber operations against the government of Albania.
In July 2022, Iranian state cyber actors—identifying as “HomeLand Justice”—launched a destructive cyber attack against the Government of Albania which rendered websites and services unavailable. An FBI investigation indicates Iranian state cyber actors acquired initial access to the victim’s network approximately 14 months before launching the destructive cyber attack, which included a ransomware-style file encryptor and disk wiping malware.
AA22-264A Alert, Technical Details, and Mitigations
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