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Iranian Hackers Masquerade as Journalists to Spy on Israel-Hamas War Experts

High-profile individuals working on Middle Eastern affairs at universities and research organizations in Belgium, France, Gaza, Israel, the U.K., and the U.S. have been targeted by an Iranian cyber espionage group called┬áMind Sandstorm┬ásince November 2023. The threat actor “used bespoke phishing lures in an attempt to socially engineer targets into downloading malicious files,” the