A prominent hacker organization linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has undertaken a covert operation in the United Kingdom, targeting university academics and other professionals. according to research by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, in an attempt to steal their sensitive information.
Over the past years, cyberspace has turned into a new arena of conflict between the United States and its allies, on one hand, and Iran, on the other.
Facebook said on Thursday it had taken down about 200 accounts run by a group of hackers in Iran as part of a cyber-spying operation that targeted mostly U.S. military personnel and people working at defense and aerospace companies.
On June 13, as Benjamin Netanyahu ended his decade-long run as Israel’s prime minister, a Telegram channel dedicated to protesting him hummed with celebration.
Iran’s leadership has embraced cyber operations and provided training to its ally Hezbollah, a think tank said. A report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies said Iran sees itself as being in an “intelligence and cyber war” with its rivals.
The United States government has seized dozens of US website domains connected to Iran, linked to what it says are disinformation efforts, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday evening.
For the last six years, hackers have stalked Iranian dissidents with spying tools that mimic the software those dissidents use to protect their communications, security firm Kaspersky said Wednesday.
Iranian hackers have upgraded their capabilities to carry out cyber attacks against foreign targets, it is feared. A German intelligence agency said attacks emanating from Iran had hit targets in Europe and the US as well as Tehran’s regional rivals.
A cyber-hacker working for Iran hacked the computer of a former IDF chief-of-staff, an Israeli television report said Tuesday, and gained access to the unnamed army chief’s entire computer database.
Hackers claiming to be from Iran attacked the websites of Sierra Leone Commercial African Bank and the United States Federal Depository Library Program and posted pro-Iranian comments and graphics, says Iran Briefing.
Iran has intensified its activity on social media to sow discord in the US, Time Magazine revealed on Monday.