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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.

October 24th, 2020 12:51
US Intelligence Officials More Concerned with Russia than Iran
US media is reporting that many US intelligence officials are more concerned about Russian efforts to interfere with the US elections than they are with Iranian actions. According to New...
October 22nd, 2020 12:27
US Officials Say Iran Sent Fake Emails To Damage Trump; Democrats Object
US media is reporting that national security officials have accused Iran of trying to interfere with the upcoming US elections by sending voters fake emails intended to look like they had...
October 18th, 2020 08:43
DHS Homeland Threat Assessment Fails To Identify Iranian Influence Operations Targeting US Elections
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported earlier, the US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment” which contains a short paragraph about Iranian influence...
October 16th, 2020 11:20
RECOMMENDED READING: “With A Mix Of Covert Disinformation And Blatant Propaganda, Foreign Adversaries Bear Down On Final Phase Of Presidential Campaign”
In late August, the Washington Post reported a useful analysis of the difference between the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian approach to their cyber operations aimed at the US elections, concluding...
October 15th, 2020 11:57
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Shifting Chessboard Of International Influence Operations”
The Brookings Institution has published a short but useful summary of what Russia, China, and Iran are variously attempting to achieve through their information operations. The article begins: September 22,...
October 14th, 2020 06:52
Iran May Shut Down Press TV
U.S. media reported in June 2020 on a potential Iranian move to shut down several of its foreign language channels, a move that could include Press TV. According to a...
October 14th, 2020 06:32
Iranian-Tied UK Human Rights Group Publishes Book in Tehran
Iranian media reported in July on the launch of a book at the offices of the Iranian IQNA news agency in Tehran and Titled “Political Islamophobia at American Policy Institutes:...
October 14th, 2020 06:28
Microsoft Reports On Cyber Attacks Targeting US November Elections; Iran Is Major Player
In September, Microsoft reported on cyber-attacks it has detected targeting people and organizations involved in the upcoming November presidential election. According to the report, three groups from Russia, China, and Iran were involved...
October 14th, 2020 06:12
FBI Indicts Iranian Hackers As Part Of New Cyber Strategy
In September 2020, the U.S. FBI reported on several recent criminal charges raised against Iranian hackers, believed to be operating at the behest of the Iranian government, or in support...
October 14th, 2020 06:04
UK Regulators Warns Islamic Centre of England Over Soleimani Commemoration
In June 2020, the UK Charity Commission addressed a warning letter to the trustees of the Islamic Centre of England (ICE), a part of the Iranian influence network in the...