From Wiper to Ransomware: The Evolution of Agrius

A new threat actor SentinelLabs tracked as Agrius was observed operating in Israel starting in 2020. Initially engaged in espionage activity, Agrius deployed a set of destructive wiper attacks against Israeli targets, masquerading the activity as ransomware attacks. The attacks were carried out using DEADWOOD (aka Detbosit), a wiper with unconfirmed links to an Iranian threat group.

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Iran bans use of cryptocurrencies

Iran’s central bank has banned the country’s banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported.

IDC: Iran ICT market set to grow by 2020

According to reports, the easing of sanctions against Iran could see the country become the fastest-growing ICT market in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) over the next five years.

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