CHARMING KITTEN ONCE AGAIN COMES INTO SPOTLIGHT, GIVING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFTS TO ITS VICTIMS
Last year might be one of the worst year for all of us as coronavirus affected our life in every aspect, but cybercriminals made this year special for themselves as they made big numbers in their history. The year was all filled with cyberattacks either it was tourism industry or it was a cybersecurity company. There were huge leaks of databases by these criminals, there were privacy issues that come into notice, for some it was going absolutely wrong but still, for some it was going alright.
When the year was coming to end, we all were excited for the new year, we all were looking for a new and positive start but cybercriminals have another view in their minds. Cybercriminals always look to launch new and sophisticated cybercrime campaigns to mark the successful start of the year and this year, they also did the same.
Iranian cybercriminals backed group Charming Kitten also known as APT35 and Phosphorus, were found launching a new and deadly phishing campaign by researchers from Certfa Lab that can even lock tech-savvies into their nets. They were found taking advantage of Christmas and New year’s eve as in this time, in almost every country, common as well as IT people celebrate these days and took a leave from their works to celebrate this occasion. As a result, very few people are available to look after and analyze these cyberattacks and launch preventive measures against them. These cybercriminals took advantage of this fact and launch a sophisticated phishing campaign.
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