WildPressure APT targets industrial-related entities in the Middle East

In August 2019, Kaspersky discovered a malicious campaign distributing a fully fledged C++ Trojan that we call Milum. All the victims we registered were organizations from the Middle East. At least some of them are related to industrial sector. Our Read More …

Iranian APT Targets Govs With New Malware

A never before seen credential-stealing malware, dubbed ForeLord, has been uncovered in recent spear phishing emails. Researchers have attributed the campaign to a known Iranian advanced persistence threat (APT) group. The emails distributing ForeLord were uncovered as part of a Read More …

Gaza group strikes targets in Palestinian territories in new cyberattack wave

A new cyberspying campaign has been detected in the Middle East which is going after victims in Palestinian territories. An investigation into the attacks, conducted by the Cybereason Nocturnus team and made public on Thursday, suggests that one of the Gaza Read More …

U.K. Royal Navy Takes Lead in Persian Gulf Shipping Protection Mission

The U.K. Royal Navy is now leading the international effort to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman following a change of command ceremony Thursday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper lauded the Read More …

US troops deploying to the Middle East told to leave personal devices at home

Amid growing tensions with Iran, the US deployed emergency troops to the Middle East last week. Before being sent overseas, paratroopers part of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division were told to leave personal devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops Read More …

The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) Examines the Importance of Tech Solutions for Defence

PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) will be held alongside the upcoming Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC), it was announced last month, during the period from 28-30 October 2019. Held under the patronage of His Read More …

TRISIS Group, Known for Physical Destruction, Targets U.S. Electric Companies

XENOTIME, a destructive APT linked to Russia, has broadened its target set beyond Middle East oil and gas. XENOTIME, the APT group behind the TRISIS industrial control system (ICS) event, has expanded its focus beyond the oil and gas industries, Read More …

Skills gap exacerbates cybersecurity problem as Middle East faces threats

Driven by digital transformation projects begun by businesses and governments, the Middle East IT industry is seeing many transitions. With newer technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and the internet of things (IoT), being introduced, the demand for Read More …