Microsoft’s warning about the activation of hackers associated with Iran

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Microsoft's warning about the activation of hackers associated with Iran

Microsoft warns of hackers associated with Iran

Microsoft has recently revealed that hacker groups affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran have now joined financially motivated hackers who are exploiting a major vulnerability in a print management software called PaperCut.

More than 100 million users in over 70,000 government organizations and companies worldwide use this software for their printing devices, and in recent days, various groups have been installing ransomware through a technical flaw in this software and extorting money from companies and organizations.

The Microsoft team has tweeted that an Iranian hacker group called Mango Sandstorm, also known as Mercury or Muddywater, and associated with the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic, as well as another group called Mint Sandstorm, also known as Phosphorus or APT35 and affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, have now joined the attacks against PaperCut, and Microsoft is tracking them down.


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