The inner workings of the domestic kitten hacking group’s surveillance operations have been exposed by researchers.
Domestic Kitten, also known as APT-C-50, is a group of advanced persistent threats (APT). The APT was first discovered in 2018 and is associated with the Iranian government. According to Check Point, it has been linked to attacks on domestic citizens “that could endanger the stability of the Iranian regime”.
Target persons could include dissidents of the regime, civil rights activists, journalists and lawyers.
In a blog post on Monday, the Check Point research team said that Domestic Kitten has conducted extensive surveillance over the past four years, launched at least 10 separate campaigns, and kept at least one target list of 1,200 people.
Four active campaigns have now been recorded, the most recent of which appears to have started in November and is ongoing. Domestic kittens …