Iranian nation-state hackers linked to Pay2Key ransomware

Sergiu Gatlan reports:

Iranian-backed hacking group Fox Kitten has been linked to the Pay2Key ransomware operation that has recently started targeting organizations from Israel and Brazil.

“We estimate with medium to high confidence that Pay2Key is a new operation conducted by Fox Kitten, an Iranian APT group that began a new wave of attacks in November-December 2020 that entailed dozens of Israeli companies,” threat intelligence firm ClearSky says.

According to the report published today, “this campaign is part of the ongoing cyber confrontation between Israel and Iran, with the most recent wave of attacks causing significant damage to some of the affected companies.”

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