Thursday , 2 February 2023

Science and Technology

Ukraine says it shot down Iranian drone in Kharkiv

Al-Monitor – Ukraine’s military reported Tuesday that it had destroyed an Iranian drone used by Russian forces near Kharkiv. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry published photos of what it said were the remnants of an Iran-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drone shot down near Kupiansk. An intact tail fin of the drone bore the words M214 Giran-2, or “Geranium-2,” in Cyrillic lettering. The photos were first posted online by …

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Albania Suffers 2nd Cyberattack, Blames Iran

VOA -Albania has suffered a renewed cyberattack, the country’s interior ministry said Saturday, blaming Iran which Tirana also accused of an earlier assault on its digital systems. “The national police’s computer systems were hit Friday by a cyberattack which, according to initial information, was committed by the same actors who in July attacked the country’s public and government service systems,” …

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We have evidence confirming Iran’s involvement in the cyberattack: Albanian MP

Al-Arabia – A member in the Albanian parliament, Taulant Balla, confirmed to Al Arabiya on Wednesday that his government has evidence of Iran’s involvement in the cyberattack against his country, stressing that the Albanian security services have identified the Iranian groups responsible. Balla said: “This decision comes after a very severe cyberattack that Albania suffered on July 15. It was …

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Albania cuts ties with Iran, orders diplomats to leave after cyberattack: PM

Al-Arabia – Albania is ending diplomatic relations with Iran and has ordered Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave within 24 hours, after an investigation into a cyberattack in July, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Wednesday. “The government has decided with immediate effect to end diplomatic relations with Islamic Republic of Iran,” Rama said in a video statement sent …

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Instagram Disruption: A Test Run for Precision Filtering in Iran?

Iranwire – For several days last week, Instagram users based in Iran reported difficulty in accessing the popular platform: one of very few major social networks not officially blocked by the regime. But all of a sudden, Instagram was temporarily unreachable via home internet services – but not via mobile – in Tehran, and fully down in other Iranian cities. …

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Official Says Nearly 10,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices Seized In Iran

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have announced the seizure of 9,404 illegal cryptocurrency mining devices in Tehran since the end of March. Kambiz Nazerian, head of Tehran Electricity Distribution Company, said on August 22 that the mining devices were discovered by inspectors in different districts of the Iranian capital.SEE ALSO:Cryptocurrencies Are No Digital Cure-All For Iran, Russia, Other Sanctioned States In recent years, …

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Users Say Iranian Authorities Blocking Verification Codes On Cell Phones

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have blocked cell phone users from receiving two-step verification codes on their devices in a move to further restrict access to social media and to filter access to information. Several social media users reported on August 17 that text messages containing login codes for the applications for Telegram, Twitter, and WhatsApp were filtered by cell phone operators in …

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Iran’s Nuclear Program ‘Galloping Ahead,’ IAEA Chief Says

voanews – Iran’s nuclear program is “galloping ahead” and the International Atomic Energy Agency has very limited visibility into what is happening, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi told Spain’s El Pais newspaper in an interview published Friday. In June, Iran began removing essentially all of the agency’s monitoring equipment, which had been installed under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. …

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