Domestic Kitten hacking group strikes local citizens considered a threat to Iranian regime


The inner workings of the Domestic Kitten hacking group’s surveillance operations have been disclosed by researchers.

Domestic Kitten, also tracked as APT-C-50, is an advanced persistent threat (APT) group. First discovered in 2018, the APT has ties to the Iranian government and has been linked to attacks against domestic citizens “that could pose a threat to the stability of the Iranian regime,” according to Check Point.

Target individuals could include regime dissidents, civil rights activists, journalists, and lawyers.

In a blog post on Monday, the Check Point research team said Domestic Kitten has been conducting widespread surveillance for the past four years, launching at least 10 separate campaigns and maintaining a target list of 1,200 individuals, at a minimum.

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