Microsoft: Iran’s Mint Sandstorm APT Blasts Educators, Researchers

Microsoft has reported that Iran’s cyber-espionage group, Mint Sandstorm APT, is blasting at educators and researchers. Moreover, another Iranian group, The Charming Kitten, is leveraging the same malicious tactics. They pose as legitimate journalists and researchers seeking data on the Israel-Hamas war but their real focus is on executing cyber-attacks. Microsoft faces the ordeal of such sophisticated disinformation campaigns that tend to breach its security systems, posing a significant vulnerability. These incidents raise serious concerns about the need for more robust and comprehensive data protection measures for the tech giant.

Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2024 17:30:00 GMT