Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
Charming Kitten Uses Fake Interview Requests to Target Public Figures
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Security researchers at Certfa Lab say they discovered the Iranian APT group targeting public figures such as political and human rights activists with new attacks aimed at stealing their email credentials and sniffing around for info about their contacts and networks. The Iranian group—which goes by a number of names, including APT35, Ajax Security Team, NewsBeef, Newscaster and Phosphorus–is known for politically-motivated and socially engineered attacks and often uses phishing as an attack vector. Security researchers from Microsoft and ClearSky, respectively, last reported the group trying to hack into email accounts tied to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign as well as ramping up these efforts with new spearphishing tactics.
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