[ISN] Report links sophisticated hacking scheme to Iran

http://www.timesofisrael.com/report-links-hacking-scheme-to-iran/ By AP August 27, 2015 NEW YORK — Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents back to Iran. A report released Thursday by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs describes how the hackers used text message and phone-based phishing to try to get around the security of Google’s Gmail and access the accounts of their targets. The attacks studied by the Citizen Lab were very similar to others connected to Iranian hackers, the report says. According to the report, some of the attacks began when the targets received text messages that appeared to be from Google saying that there had been an unauthorized attempt to access their Gmail accounts […]




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