People form a peace sign with candles ahead of a rally marking the eve of the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in front of the Reichstag, the building housing the Bundestag (German lower house of parliament) in Berlin on Feb. 23, 2024. (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

German political party targeted by SVR-linked group in spearphishing campaign, Mandiant says

The group may have been seeking insights on shifting European sentiments on Ukraine, threat analysts suggest.
Protests in Iran, which started with the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after being detained on the grounds that she did not comply with the headscarf rules, continue at the Iranian consulate on October 31, 2022 in ─░stanbul, Turkey. (Omer Kuscu/ dia images via Getty Images)

Iran-linked hackers used fake Atlantic Council-affiliated persona to target human rights researchers

A persona dubbed Sara Shokouhi recycled photos of a Russian psychologist and tarot card reader to pose as a Middle East-focused researcher
BAY SHORE, NEW YORK – MARCH 03: A medical worker at South Shore University Hospital administers the newly available Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Susan Maxwell-Trumble on March 03, 2021 in Bay Shore, New York. The new vaccine from the American pharmaceutical company is a single shot vaccine that has shown 85 percent protection against severe disease and can be stored at regular refrigeration temperatures. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Scammers exploit COVID-19 vaccine confusion for fraud efforts

Amid a rush to receive COVID-19 vaccines, spearphishing and shady domain registrations are on the uptick.