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Iran

Iran is one of the most active influ­ence actors in its use of hack­ers and oth­er cyber oper­a­tions. The coun­try also employs a large net­work of affil­i­at­ed groups and orga­ni­za­tions such as the Islam­ic Cen­ter of Eng­land. Iran also funds PressTV, a glob­al media oper­a­tion in sup­port of its goals.

March 4th, 2021 16:17
RECOMMENDED READING: “Censorship and the Capitol Riot: How Big Tech Became the Target of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian Messaging”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report examining how Iranian, Russian, and Chinese state media have used the occasion of political dysfunction in the US in order to...
February 19th, 2021 14:39
RECOMMENDED READING: “Weaponized: How Rumors About Covid-19’s Origins Led To A Narrative Arms Race”
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL) has issued a report concluding that China was the leading actor using disinformation in an attempt to control the narrative around the...
February 7th, 2021 13:59
Iranian Hacker Group Conducts Global Phishing Attack
A cyber-security group specializing in Iran is reporting that the Iranian-backed Phosphorus hacking group (aka Charming Kitten, APT35) has conducted a global phishing attack directed at targets of interest to...
January 30th, 2021 13:54
Press TV Publishes American Radio Host Describing COVID Vaccinations In the West As A “State-Sponsored Conspiracy”
Iranian-backed Press TV has published an article by American author and radio host Stephen Lendman. describing the COVID vaccination program in the West as a “state-sponsored conspiracy against human health...
January 27th, 2021 16:59
Dozens Of Fakes News Articles Planted In Disinformation Campaign Linked to Iran
US media is reporting on what was described as dozens of fake news articles that were planted as part of a disinformation campaign promoting “pro-Iranian” narratives. According to the Daily...
January 26th, 2021 13:22
US Justice Department Charges Massachusetts Man With Acting As An Unregistered Agent Of The Iranian Government
The US Justice Department has announced that it has charged a Massachusetts man with acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Government of the Islamic Republic of...
January 26th, 2021 13:00
Iran’s Press TV Says Facebook Disabled & Restored Its Facebook Page
The website of Iranian-backed Press TV is reporting that its Facebook page was disabled then restored. According to the website: January 12, 2021 Facebook briefly disabled Press TV’s account with...
January 15th, 2021 14:19
FBI Says Iranian “Cyber Actors” Behind Website With Death Threats To US Election Officials
The US FBI is reporting that Iranian “cyber actors” were most likely behind the creation of a now inactive website that contained death threats aimed at U.S. election officials. According...
January 14th, 2021 14:45
Iranian Regime Hackers Behind Influence Campaign To Disrupt Iran Opposition Rally
Saudi English language media is reporting that Iranian regime hackers targeted an online rally in July, which brought together a large number of dissidents, as well as more than 1,000...
January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...