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Corporate and government server access was on sale on the Dark Web. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

According to a new Crowdstrike report, an actor associated with a contractor for the Iranian intelligence service known as "Pioneer Kitten" advertised selling access to servers on an underground forum in July.

Pioneer Kitten, also tracked by cybersecurity firms as Fox Kitten and Parasite, has been active since 2017 with a broad array of interests. Per Crowdstrike, those include "technology, government, defense, healthcare, aviation, media, academic, engineering, consulting and professional services, chemical, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, and retail" sectors.

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