Two Iranian hacking groups appear to be actively snooping on critics around the globe

Two suspected Iranian government-connected hacking groups are actively spying on dissidents around the world in renewed eavesdropping campaigns, researchers said in reports out Monday morning. One of the groups, known as Domestic Kitten or APT-C-50, notched victims in seven countries, Check Point Research found: Iran, the U.S., the U.K., Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey,and Uzbekistan. The other, known as Infy or Prince of Persia, snooped on dissidents in 12 countries, Check Point found in joint research with SafeBreach. Both companies were founded in Israel, which counts Iran as one of its chief nemeses. The U.S. also counts Iran among the handful of its biggest adversaries in cyberspace. Check Point has reported on both groups in the past, but the the company said its research uncovered new activity and fresh techniques. “The operators of these Iranian cyber espionage campaigns seem to be completely unaffected by any counter-activities done by others, even though they
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