Friday , 30 October 2020

Science and Technology

Iranians Return To Banned Telegram As It Proves Effective In Flood Relief

Radiofarda – One year after popular messaging service Telegram was banned in Iran in the aftermath of early 2018 mass protests, social media users have been returning to the popular platform. The government suspected that Telegram, and social media in general, were used to mobilize crowds and organize protests in late 2017 and early 2018 in over 100 Iranian cities. …

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Submarine Battery Explosion In Iran’s Military Shipyard Kills Three

radiofarda – A “battery explosion” in Iran’s submarine building center in Persian Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas killed several people on April 6. Ann official from the governor’s office in Bandar Abbas said that three people working for Iran’s armed forces naval industries were killed in the incident. Apparently, there are no other injuries. “Three Defense Ministry staff were …

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Report: US Experts Tie Iran-Linked Group to 2 Cyberattacks on Britain

VOA – Britain’s Sky News says U.S.-based cybersecurity experts have found that a group linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has carried out two cyberattacks on British institutions in recent years. A Wednesday report by the British news agency said the California-based cyber experts, whom it did not identify, determined that a suspected IRGC-linked group was behind a previously undisclosed attack …

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Eight Takeaways From Iranian Information Operations

afcea – Russia may have popularized the manipulation of social media to further its own agenda, but it was not the first country to do so, nor will it be the last. A number of other countries are engaging in similar tactics, but so far have flown largely under the radar. The Oxford Internet Institute found that at least 28 …

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Microsoft: Seizure Of Sites Iranian Hackers Used For Attacks

Radiofarda – Microsoft says it has seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers to launch cyberattacks. The company said Wednesday it took control of the websites after suing the hacking group and obtaining a U.S. judge’s approval. Microsoft says it’s been tracking the group since 2013. The company says the group has tried to steal sensitive information from activists, journalists …

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Facebook Removes More Accounts From Iran, Russia

Radiofarda – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” A total of 2,632 pages, groups, and accounts were removed from Facebook and Instagram for operations linked to the above mentioned countries, the social media platform said. 513 of those accounts were tied to …

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Report: Iranian hackers caused losses in hundreds of millions

Al-Arabia – Iranian hackers working to penetrate systems, businesses and governments around the world have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, a report said Wednesday. Researchers for tech giant Microsoft said the attackers stole secrets and wiped data from computer networks after targeting thousands of people at some 200 companies over the past two years, according to The Wall …

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Microsoft: Businesses Targeted by Iran-Linked Hackers

VOA — Microsoft has detected cyberattacks linked to Iranian hackers that targeted thousands of people at more than 200 companies over the past two years. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday that the hacking campaign stole corporate secrets and wiped data from computers. Microsoft told the Journal the cyberattacks affected oil-and-gas companies and makers of heavy machinery in several countries, including …

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