Attackers Target Medical Research Staff with Credential Phishing Attacks

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Senior medical research personnel in the US and Israel are being targeted by a credential phishing campaign launched by a nation-state hacking group with ties to Iran, according to a new Proofpoint report.

Proofpoint observed the hacking group known as TA453 targeting about 25 senior professionals at a range of medical research organizations in the US and Israel. The targeted workforce members were extremely senior personnel with backgrounds in either genetics, oncology, or neurology.

The group is also targeting Israel organizations and individuals, which followed the increased geopolitical tensions between Israel and Iran in 2020.

TA453, is an Iranian-nexus threat actor that is also known as...

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