Dormant for Years, Iranian Cyber Sleeper Cell Awakens

Omer Benjakob
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A group of Iranian hackers believed to have ceased operations has renewed its activity, researchers at Check Point said Tuesday. They claim that computers across the world were infected with malicious software that allows attackers to record their victims’ screens and audio. 

The group, called Infy or Prince of Persia, was discovered in 2007 and was active for about ten years. At the time, a massive operation by the hackers targeted firms in the United States and in Israel, as well as Danish diplomats, and was revealed by cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks. The firm worked to take down the so-called advanced persistent threat, or APT – an industry term for state-sponsored hackers – and Infy has been dormant since.

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