Cisco Talos cybersecurity experts: The attacker, a single actor, deploys a variety of malware, such as DcRAT and QuasarRAT, via diplomatic and humanitarian lures.
Muslim and Iraqi hackers, Di5s3nSi0N and DaeshGram, are once again targeting the Islamic State, tearing it down and exposing its online propaganda
New provocations by Muslim and Iraqi hackers towards Daesh and its cyber propaganda. The first, identified in the collective Di5s3nSi0N, have published a post very explicit on their Twitter profile regarding the Islamic State. “When the khawarij say they will make our deserts boil it makes us wonder…we think maybe it is just their blood that boils in anger? We will break their systems and hack their channels again and again. #silencetheswords #OpISIS #ISIS #AMAQ”. The second, DaeshGram, on the same social media wrote that “Pro-ISIS group ‘Al-Muhajireen Foundation’ on #Telegram published three posters in Arabic, English, and Dutch under the title ‘Security Alert’ asking operatives to maintain security awareness so as not to be captured like the #Islamic State ‘Beatles’”. It’s referred to the 4 Daesh jihadists, famous for the vrutal executions of prisoners, spreaded by IS propaganda videos.
The Twitter posts of the 2 hacker groups are the answer to the announcement of the arrival of Inghimasat dawlawiya team, the new cyber branch of Daesh
The new provocations of Di5s3nSi0N and DaeshGram, moreover, appear few days after the presentation of a new group of hackers of the Islamic State. They call themselves Inghimasat dawlawiya team and posted an info-graphic on social media in which they detailed six months of cyber operations (as of April 1, 2018) against “enemies” of Isis. The messages, spreaded in English, French and Arabic, emphasized that several hundred Facebook and Twitter accounts had been created and hacked. The first ones would be over 300 and the second 664 (on Twitter). As for the other social media, the numbers are lower. 264 profiles were opened and 400 compromised. The hacking operations refer to January 1 to April 1, 2018. Account creation and distribution from 5 November 2017 to 1 January 2018.