Threat Trends: APT42 — Crooked Charms, Cons, and Compromises
This week’s episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast features Emiel Haeghebaert and Ashley Zaya, who join Threat Trends series host Luke McNamara to discuss Mandiant’s most recently graduated APT group, APT42.
Mandiant has identified APT42 as an Iranian-sponsored cyber espionage group tasked with conducting information collection and surveillance operations against individuals and organizations of strategic interest to the Iranian government. During the conversation, Emiel and Ashley dig into APT42’s activity and tactics, including spear phishing and social engineering techniques. They also discuss where the group fits in to the threat landscape and how they see threat actor evolving.
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