Mandiant cybersecurity experts: The APT (aka UNC2452) also shows two distinct clusters of activity, UNC3004 and UNC2652.
Iran continues to focus on children to extend influence to Deir Ezzor. After the Farsi courses with maxi-prize for the exam, study trips to Shiite sanctuaries also arrive
Another step by Iran to extend its influence in Eastern Syria, focusing on young people. The Islamic Republic Cultural Center in Mayadeen organized a trip for ten children to the Ain Ali shrine. Objective: to make them aware of its significance for the Shiite community and the advantage of receiving the blessing of the water from the spring inside. Moreover, candies were distributed to the little participants during the trip. The tour is only the latest chapter in a long series, which sees the Tehran emissaries committed to spreading the Shiite ideology in the Middle Eastern country. Furthermore, children are the primary target. It is no coincidence that the Deir Ezzor’s “cultural centers” launched Farsi courses for children through the Bara’em al-Atfal initiative “. To entice enrollments, a rich prize was offered: one million Syrian pounds (about $ 800) to each student who passes the exam with an excellent grade.