05 Feb 2020

Iran Upholds Death Sentence for Alleged CIA Spy

Iran’s top court recently upheld a death sentence for an alleged US spy, an Iranian citizen who was accused of providing the US with details about the Iranian nuclear program. Iran contests that Amir Rahimpour, the individual in question, received payments for spying for the US’s primary international intelligence agency,

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04 Feb 2020

Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

A recently leaked recording of an exchange between air traffic controllers and an Iranian pilot reveals that authorities knew immediately that an Iranian missile was responsible for the downing of a Ukranian jetliner after its takeoff from Tehran. The tragedy, which occurred on January 8, killed all 176 people on

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31 Jan 2020

Iranian hackers target US government workers in new campaign

Government-backed Iranian hackers have recently been targeting US federal workers, aiming to compromise government systems by attacking servers with malware. The hacking attempts have been traced back to a threat actor group named APT34, which first began launching attacks against the US six years ago on the behalf of the

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28 Jan 2020

FBI Releases Alert on Iranian Hackers’ Defacement Techniques

A flash security alert was issued by the FBI’s Cyber Division earlier this month, including an indication of compromise from recent defacement attacks perpetrated by Iranian threat actors. The Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA) also published an alert on the same day to provide information on safeguarding websites from

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15 Jan 2020

Video appears to show two missiles striking Ukrainian passenger plane over Iran

New video footage appears to show missiles striking the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 on January 8. The plane crashed over the Iranian capital of Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. The crash caused international outrage after Tehran released a statement admitting to causing the crash after claiming that

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14 Jan 2020

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

American troops knew about the impending missile barrage hours before they hit. Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq went on lockdown several hours before the attack, which was carried out by Iranian forces. The attack, which lasted nearly two hours, caused no US casualties, however, several troops were treated for

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13 Jan 2020

Iran Faces Growing Criticism at Home, Abroad Over Downing of Ukrainian Plane

A second day of protests spread beyond Iran’s capital Tehran as demonstrators took to the streets to display discontent over the recent plane crash. Iranian officials admitted that armed forces accidentally shot down a Ukranian passenger airliner despite previous denials. Iran has faced international backlash and domestic criticism since officials

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10 Jan 2020

Iran shot down plane with two Russian-made missiles, US official says

A video released Thursday shows an Iranian missile hitting a civilian plane near Tehran. The new footage is widely considered to be the Ukraine-bound Boeing 737-800 which crashed late on Wednesday night. The United States and its allies have a “high level of confidence” that the Iranians did not intend

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09 Jan 2020

Trump Signals No Further Military Strikes After Iran’s Attack

In a Wednesday address to the nation, President Donald Trump indicated that the United States will not pursue military action against Iran. President Trump’s remarks follow Tuesday night’s Iranian missile attack against two US and coalition bases in Iraq. Fortunately, US and allied forces suffered no casualties and sustained “minimal

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09 Jan 2020

Iran plane crash: Tehran won’t give Boeing or US black boxes

The head of Iran’s Aviation Organisation (CAO) made a statement on Wednesday asserting that Iran will not hand over the black box flight recorder of the Boeing 737-800 which crashed late Tuesday night. The flight crashed in Tehran minutes after takeoff; tragically none of the 176 passengers and crew on

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