Category Archives: Albania

Iranian hackers that tampered with 2020 election could once again target U.S., FBI warns

An Iranian hacking group accused of attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, and attacking an unnamed U.S. organization in early 2022, could once again be looking to infiltrate American targets, the FBI warned in a notice late Thursday. The group identified as Emennet Pasargad has been using “false-flag campaigns under the guise of […]

Albania says Iranian hackers hit the country with another cyberattack

Hackers tied to the Iranian government launched an attack against Albania’s government system used to track border crossings, Albanian officials said over the weekend. The attack comes several days after the Albanian government cut diplomatic relations with Iran over a July 15 cyberattack attributed to multiple groups aligned with Iranian aims, and international condemnation of […]

U.S. sanctions Iranian Ministry of Intelligence in response to Albanian cyberattack

The Treasury Department announced sanctions on Friday against Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security and its Minister of Intelligence in response to “cyber-enabled activities against the United States and its allies.” The announcement comes two days after the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama formally blamed the Iranian government for the attack and took the unprecedented […]

Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran after July cyberattack

Albania has severed diplomatic ties with Iran after a series of cyberattacks that kicked off July 15 and targeted multiple Albanian government websites, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Wednesday. All Iranian diplomatic and other personnel were given 24 hours to leave the country, Rama said in a video statement. A previously unknown group calling […]

Hackers deploy new ransomware tool in attacks on Albanian government websites

Hackers apparently angry over the Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e Khalq’s upcoming conference in Albania carried out disruptive cyberattacks on Albanian government sites last month, researchers from the cybersecurity firm Mandiant said Thursday. Based on the timing of the attacks in July, technical indicators associated with the malware and the focus on MEK, the researchers are […]

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