Iran launched an app designed to diagnose coronavirus instead it collected location data

On Tuesday, March 3, the smartphones of tens of millions of Iranian citizens beeped in unison. “Dear compatriots, before going to the hospital or health center, install and use this software to determine if you or your loved ones have been infected with the coronavirus,” said the message, which claimed to come from the Ministry of Health.

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Iran is a major cyber threat to the U.S. and Europe

Civil unrest in Iran has been mounting for the past several months. Sparked by an increase in fuel prices on November 15, 2019, demonstrations grew into nationwide anti-government protests. The regime’s response to protestors was brutally violent. The United Nations reported that at least 208 people were killed, including 12 children

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