It has been reported that one of Iran’s most active hacker groups appears to have shifted focus. Rather than just standard IT networks, they’re targeting the physical control systems used in electric utilities, manufacturing, and oil refineries. At the CyberwarCon conference today, a Microsoft security researcher plans to present new findings that show this shift in the activity of the Iranian hacker group APT33, also known by the names Holmium, Refined Kitten, or Elfin.
Microsoft warns that Iranian hacker group APT33 has been targeting dozens of suppliers of industrial control systems, possibly with the intention of disruptive attacks. “They’re looking to inflict some pain on someone’s critical infrastructure.” https://t.co/0ZfPm92lOR
— Andy Greenberg (@agreenberg at the other places) (@a_greenberg) November 20, 2019