New ‘Mahdi malware’ cyber spy attack on Iran disclosed

18 Jul

Security experts have identified a cyber espionage attack that appears to have chiefly targeted computers in Iran that they say differs from previously discovered malware believed to be part of a covert U.S. and Israeli effort to monitor and delay Tehran’s nuclear development program.

The latest spyware, dubbed Mahdi and written partly in Persian, has affected about 800 companies and  individuals in five countries, including Israel and Afghanistan, according to researchers at an Israeli security company, Seculert, and Kaspersky Lab of Russia, who disclosed their findings Tuesday.  – LA Times

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