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The streets of Najaf, a city in south-central Iraq, are pictured in March 2020. A new hacking campaign is dubbed “Fajan,” or Najaf spelled backwards, after a malicious computer script used in the activity. (Photo by HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP via Getty Images)

Hackers pose as Bloomberg employees in email scam

The emails politely ask users in fluent English to enable Microsoft Excel features that allow the code to execute.
Attendees listen to a speech during the the International Conference on the Legal-International Claims of the Holy Defense in the capital Tehran on February 23, 2021. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

Suspected Iranian hackers snooping on Middle Eastern targets anew

MuddyWater is targeting government agencies, academia and the tourism industry.
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