Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint attributed a cyberattack on a “close affiliate” of former National Security Adviser John Bolton, seen here in Washington in August 2022, to an Iranian hacking group known as TA453. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Iranian hacking group expands focus to US politicians, critical infrastructure, researchers find

The group known as TA453 has added "outlier" attacks to its portfolio over the past two years, seemingly in concert with Iranian hardliners.
The Iranian national flag is seen outside the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters during the agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on March 1, 2021. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP

Iranian hacking campaign that included former U.S. ambassador exposed

The long-running operation involved hijacked email accounts, phony login pages and a legitimate ID verification service.