Hadrian and Faradic, on the other hand, gradually moved on from these low-level hacks and began using the tactics of regular state-sponsored and cybercrime organizations. This included conducting online reconnaissance before launching attacks, using vulnerability scanners to identify weak spots in a victim’s network, and exploiting SQL injection vulnerabilities to take over حمله سایبری servers. They also experimented with malware, installing key loggers and remote access Trojans, and eventually developed their own botnet for spamming and launching Dodos attacks. Furthermore, the two used stolen cookie files and session hijacking to gain access to accounts, and in some cases, they set up secret forwarding rules for compromised email accounts.
Activities of Cyberban
Fire Eye, a cyber-security company, has identified a new group of hackers known as APT33, which it claims is working for the Iranian government. Fire Eye cautioned that the group has “potential destructive capabilities.” According to Reuters, three Iranian officials have blamed the fire on a foreign cyberattack, which caused major damage and threatens to delay the country’s production of advanced centrifuges by months. According to the New York Times, other officials blamed the attack on a powerful bomb. It’s unclear if the fire was set off by a cyberattack, but some Iranian officials have speculated that such attacks may have been carried out by هکر.
Regardless, Iran may respond in cyberspace, where the playing field is more even than in traditional military conflict.
If cyber-attacks are proven, Iran’s top civil defense official has threatened retaliation. Gholamreza Jalali told state television that responding to cyber-attacks is part of the country’s security. “We will act if it is proven that our country has been the victim of a cyberattack.
What’s Their Effort?
Iran’s efforts to gain cyber supremacy in the MENA region and around the world, especially its efforts to spread pro-Iranian messaging and “tell Iran’s tale,” have been well recorded. The difficult international environment in which Tehran finds itself has influenced this policy. Tehran is struggling economically as a result of sanctions and is effectively barred from buying weapons due to a recently expired United Nations arms embargo. Despite these constraints, Iran has often used what many refer to as شبکه های اجتماعی strategies; less controlled, non-kinetic means of achieving its goals abroad by maintaining low-level conflicts for prolonged periods of time.