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Domestic Kitten  (Back to overview)


An extensive surveillance operation targets specific groups of individuals with malicious mobile apps that collect sensitive information on the device along with surrounding voice recordings. Researchers with CheckPoint discovered the attack and named it Domestic Kitten. The targets are Kurdish and Turkish natives, and ISIS supporters, all Iranian citizens.


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References
2021-02-08CheckpointCheck Point Research
@online{research:20210208:domestic:202aaca, author = {Check Point Research}, title = {{Domestic Kitten – An Inside Look at the Iranian Surveillance Operations}}, date = {2021-02-08}, organization = {Checkpoint}, url = {https://research.checkpoint.com/2021/domestic-kitten-an-inside-look-at-the-iranian-surveillance-operations/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Domestic Kitten – An Inside Look at the Iranian Surveillance Operations
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2019-11-18QianxinRed Raindrop Team
@online{team:20191118:surprised:2930338, author = {Red Raindrop Team}, title = {{Surprised by Julius the Great! Disclosure of Cyrus attacks against Iran}}, date = {2019-11-18}, organization = {Qianxin}, url = {https://ti.qianxin.com/blog/articles/surprised-by-cyrus-the-great-disclosure-against-Iran-cyrus-attack/}, language = {Chinese}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Surprised by Julius the Great! Disclosure of Cyrus attacks against Iran
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2019-10-02Virus BulletinAseel Kayal, Lotem Finkelstein
@online{kayal:20191002:domestic:f400298, author = {Aseel Kayal and Lotem Finkelstein}, title = {{Domestic Kitten: an Iranian surveillance program}}, date = {2019-10-02}, organization = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/conference/vb2019/abstracts/domestic-kitten-iranian-surveillance-program}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Domestic Kitten: an Iranian surveillance program
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2019-06-18Trend MicroEcular Xu, Grey Guo
@techreport{xu:20190618:mobile:2ada6b8, author = {Ecular Xu and Grey Guo}, title = {{Mobile Campaign ‘Bouncing Golf’ Affects Middle East (IoCs)}}, date = {2019-06-18}, institution = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://documents.trendmicro.com/assets/appendix-mobile-cyberespionage-campaign-bouncing-golf-affects-middle-east.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Mobile Campaign ‘Bouncing Golf’ Affects Middle East (IoCs)
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2019-06-18Trend MicroEcular Xu, Grey Guo
@online{xu:20190618:mobile:eef20ef, author = {Ecular Xu and Grey Guo}, title = {{Mobile Campaign ‘Bouncing Golf’ Affects Middle East}}, date = {2019-06-18}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/research/19/f/mobile-cyberespionage-campaign-bouncing-golf-affects-middle-east.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Mobile Campaign ‘Bouncing Golf’ Affects Middle East
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2018-09-07Bleeping ComputerIonut Ilascu
@online{ilascu:20180907:domestic:18a5d5c, author = {Ionut Ilascu}, title = {{Domestic Kitten APT Operates in Silence Since 2016}}, date = {2018-09-07}, organization = {Bleeping Computer}, url = {https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/domestic-kitten-apt-operates-in-silence-since-2016/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Domestic Kitten APT Operates in Silence Since 2016
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Credits: MISP Project