Cisco Talos cybersecurity experts: The attacker, a single actor, deploys a variety of malware, such as DcRAT and QuasarRAT, via diplomatic and humanitarian lures.
Syria, SDF campaign against the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor for the elections. Objective: to neutralize possible IS attacks on the occasion of the vote. An assassin cell and a support and recruiting network dismantled
The SDF have launched a new maxi campaign against the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor to prevent attacks on the occasion of the presidential elections. The maneuvers, still in progress, in recent days have been concentrated between al-Kabir and Jazarat Abu Hamid. In fact, it seems that the jihadists have moved their activities to the western area of the Syrian province. The raids, in cooperation with Inherent Resolve, have already led to the arrest of 24 IS militiamen and the dismantling of a logistical and support network. This used an IDP camp to build and hide IEDs, as well as to recruit fighters. Among the captured terrorists, however, there are also elements of a commando, specialized in the targeted killings of members of the Arab-Kurdish forces and local personalities.