25 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the world that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus is not yet considered a pandemic, but that countries must do more to prepare for impending outbreaks within their borders. WHO stated that countries should be “in a phase of preparedness.” South Korea, Italy, and

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21 Feb 2020

Global Terror-Finance Watchdog Set to Sanction Iran

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force is expected to blacklist Iran on Friday after European governments joined the US in their efforts to isolate Tehran. The blacklist aims to isolate Iran financially, straining the already weak economy after years of sanctions. This will broaden the US-led effort after recent events

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19 Feb 2020

Iranian Hackers Backdoored VPNs Via One-Day Bugs

Security researchers have reported that unpatched bugs in VPN and RDPs allowed Iran to conduct a cyber-espionage campaign that infiltrated global organizations. Although the campaign was already attributed to APT33, a state-sponsored hacking group, security firm Clearsky has publicized further details. The new report claims that the three-year-long campaign named

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19 Feb 2020

Iran Sentences a U.S. Citizen and Seven Other Environmentalists to Prison

Six men and two women were sentenced to prison in Iran, and each was given jail sentences of between four and ten years according to a televised press conference on Tuesday. The individuals were environmentalists, and most of them were arrested for allegedly colluding with the US. The arrests, which

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18 Feb 2020

Hackers Join Forces Against U.S. And Israeli Targets: This Is What An Iranian Cyber Attack Looks Like In 2020

The 2010 Stuxnet worm attack on the Natanz nuclear plant was eye-opening to Iranian officials, and since the attack, Iran has reportedly been taking cybersecurity seriously. Although Iran may not be likely to initiate a cyberwar scenario, the majority of the cyber-espionage campaigns originating out of Tehran has been directed

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17 Feb 2020

Iran’s Rouhani Says No Talks With U.S. While ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign Is On

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that Iran plans to refuse negotiations with the US as long as Washington maintains its current campaign of maximum pressure. Mr. Rouhani’s remarks solidify the tensions between the Trump administration and Iran that almost brought the two countries to war several weeks ago. The two

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10 Feb 2020

Powerful Cyber Attack Takes Down 25% Of Iranian Internet

Iran has allegedly experienced a critical cyberattack that has compromised a large portion of its servers, disrupting internet connection throughout the country. The NetBlocks internet observatory maps the internet freedom in real-time confirmed that there was a widespread interruption of telecommunications on the morning of February 8. The company NetBlocks

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07 Feb 2020

Iranian Hackers Target Journalists in New Phishing Campaign

A threat group in Iran known as “Charming Kitten” has launched a new campaign that aims to steal email account credentials. The campaign is a phishing attack discovered by Certfa Labs that targets journalists and human rights activists. The group is also widely known as APT35 and is notorious for

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06 Feb 2020

Iraqi officials say Baghdad wants to minimize reliance on US

Two senior Iraqi military officials have reported that the Iraqi government ordered its military not to seek assistance from US forces in operations against ISIS. Tensions between Washington and Baghdad have risen after a US-led airstrike in Iran that killed a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander. Although

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06 Feb 2020

Why the Iranian cyberthreat has become ‘more dynamic’

A top military leader stated that since the US drone strike on Iran that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani in January, the cyber threat coming from Iran has been more dynamic. Gregg Kendrick, executive director of the Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command stated that the Iranian regime is likely planning

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