Unlike other threat actors that have a narrow set of targets, Leafminer has over 800 organizations in its sights, Symantec says.
Leafminer, a threat actor that appears to be operating out of Iran, is conducting a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign against organizations in the Middle East using a mix of publicly available tools and custom malware.
While the group’s technical capabilities are average at best in comparison to other advanced persistent threat (APT) actors, its goals seem far more ambitious, according to Symantec, which has been studying the group.
By Jai Vijayan
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