In a statement on the recent reports of Iranian cyberattacks directed at the U.S. government, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs warned of “wiper” attacks that could compromise entire systems. […]

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Iranian social media users impersonated Americans – including House Republicans leading up to the 2018 elections – in an effort to spread disinformation, according to a May 28 FireEye Threat Intelligence report. FireEye found that the social media users “have also had material published in U.S. and Israeli media outlets, attempted to lobby journalists to […] […]

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On Nov. 5, the United States implemented sanctions against Iran, which the Treasury Department described as the “largest ever single-day action targeting the Iranian regime.” While the sanctions were ostensibly targeting Iran’s growing nuclear program, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a think tank which vacillates between nonpartisan, hawkish, and neoconservative in terms of its political leanings, argued in a report released Tuesday that the United States should be concerned about the cybersecurity implications of the new sanctions.






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