Predatory Sparrow

KFAR AZA, ISRAEL – OCTOBER 10: Israeli soldiers patrol, searching for Palestinians militants near kibbutz Kfar Aza near the border with Gaza on October 10, 2023 in Kfar Gaza, Israel. (Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Savvy Israel-linked hacking group reemerges amid Gaza fighting

Predatory Sparrow, which has been linked to an attack on an Iranian steel facility last year, reemerged after a long hiatus Monday.
People march with Iranian flags and with signs during a rally marking Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem), a commemorative day held annually on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan by an initiative started by late Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran on April 14, 2023. (Photo by AFP / Getty Images)

Microsoft says Iranian hackers combine influence ops with hacking for maximum impact

Many of the 24 cyber-enabled Iranian influence operations Microsoft detected in 2022 were intended to further Iran's Mideast political agenda.
Members of the scientific police unit enter the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tirana on September 8, 2022. Albania broke diplomatic ties with Iran on September 8 over an alleged cyberattack against the government this summer, as Washington vowed to hold Tehran accountable for targeting its NATO ally. (Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions Iranian Ministry of Intelligence in response to Albanian cyberattack

The July attacks involved multiple groups responsible for different aspects of the operation against Albania, researchers said.