Iranian Backdoor FALSEFONT Puts Defense Companies at Risk

Microsoft Discovers Iranian Cyberspion Group APT33

Microsoft Corporation has revealed that an Iranian cyberspion group known as APT33 (also referred to as Peach Sandstorm, Holmium, and Refined Kitten) is utilizing a new form of malicious software in their attacks on employees of defense industry companies worldwide.

According to a message shared by Microsoft’s Security Intelligence team on Twitter, the company has observed an increase in attempted deliveries.

The newly discovered malware, known as backdoors, can be introduced at any stage of the software’s development or even during its operation using malicious software. This type of malware allows the attackers to engage in espionage activities as well as remote control of targeted systems and devices.

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