23 Dec 2020

Iran Pushed Online Effort to Incite Violence Against Officials Defending U.S. Election Result

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claims that Iran launched a campaign to undermine public confidence in the US election and incite violence against FBI Director Chris Wray and other officials who denied election fraud claims. These claims were pushed by sitting President Donald Trump and many of his supporters

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15 Dec 2020

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Intelligence Officers Over Abduction of Former FBI Agent

On Monday, the Trump administration announced sanctions against two Iranian intelligence officers, Mohammad Baseri and Ahmad Khazai, known to be high-ranking officers in the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, for their involvement in the abduction and probable death of Robert Levinson. Levison was a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent

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09 Dec 2020

Top nuclear scientist was assassinated with help of ‘satellite device,’ Iranian media reports

The recent assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has created waves throughout Iran as they seek to hold the party responsible accountable for the death. Iran has now claimed that the assassination was carried out remotely with the help of satellite guidance, facial recognition, and artificial intelligence. Mr.

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08 Dec 2020

CISA Warns About Iran’s Offensive Cyber Capabilities

The CISA recently issued a warning centered on the capabilities of Iranian hackers, advising companies to stay alert in terms of detecting suspicious activity. The alert states that Iran continues to engage in more conventional offensive cyber activities, such as website defacement, distributed denial of service attacks, information theft, destructive

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30 Nov 2020

Iran Says Its Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack

On Friday, a top Iranian nuclear scientist and father of the country’s nuclear weapons program Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot and killed while traveling through the suburbs of Tehran, the nation’s capital. Iran’s foreign minister blamed “terrorists” for the attack and claimed that there were indications of Israeli involvement. The Israeli

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23 Nov 2020

Iran Resorts to Its Strictest Lockdown Yet to Stem Covid-19

Iran is currently preparing to enter a lockdown that will impact more than 300 cities and towns and include strict restrictions that are likely to negatively impact its economic stability even further. The Iranian government imposed. a lockdown in Tehran in October, but had been hesitant to enforce restrictions on

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18 Nov 2020

Israel strikes ‘Iranian military sites’ in Syria after bombs found in Golan

Israel has launched airstrikes against what it calls Iranian military targets in Syria. The strikes come just days after Israel allegedly discovered explosive devices in Golan Heights, which is currently occupied by Israel. A Syrian state news agency reported that a number of missiles were downed, saying that three Syrian

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12 Nov 2020

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile 12 times limit, says IAEA

According to global watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has built up a stockpile of more than 12 times the amount of enriched uranium allowed under an international agreement made in 2015. The IAEA states that the country’s uranium stockpile has reached more than 2,442kg. Iran has claimed

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06 Nov 2020

U.S. Seizes More Domains Used by Iran for Disinformation

Earlier this week, the US announced that it had seized an additional 27 domains allegedly belonging to Iran and used to spread intentional disinformation campaigns. The US revealed that the group that owned the domains, the Islamic Revolutionary Gaurd Corps (IRGC), were violating US sanctions against the IRGC and the

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28 Oct 2020

Facebook warns of “perception hacks” undermining trust in democracy

On Tuesday, Facebook released a warning stating that threat actors are utilizing social media to claim responsibility for illegitimate “major electoral systems hacks” or are pretending to have otherwise disrupted the 2020 Presidential election process. This is referred to in the advisory as perception hacking, and Facebook states that it

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