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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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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