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Iran's cure for Kung Flu -- ban Wikipedia
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Why didn't any one think of this before?

Iran appears to have come up with solution to stop the spread of coronavirus. iI has cut access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Iranians have not mounted cyberwar
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 10:45

Iranians have not mounted cyberwar


At least according to GlobalData

The spectre of an Iranian cyberattack loomed large following the assassination of Iran’s general, Qasem Soleimani, but it has so far – publicly, at least – gone unrealised.

Iran working to gain access to US electricity network
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Hackers form a queue behind the Russians and Chinese

While  Iranian hackers don't have the capability to start causing blackouts in the US, security experts have found evidence they are having a go at it.

Expected Iranian cyber-attacks will cost US lives
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Warns former Obama cybersecurity commissioner

The US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani has led to mounting discussions of war, but for many, it is a battle that looks set to be fought as much on digital lines as physical ones, through cyberattacks on US companies and critical infrastructure.

Iran turns off internet
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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:10

Iran turns off internet


Worried about fuel protests

Iran has reportedly shut down nearly all internet access in the country in retaliation to escalating protests that were originally ignited by a rise in fuel prices, according to readings taken by NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity and internet governance around the world.

US unleashes cyber warriors on Iran
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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:10

US unleashes cyber warriors on Iran


Directly approved by Trump

The US said it had responded to a recent rise in Iranian cyber activity and the shooting down of a spy drone last week by launching cyber attacks against Iran's military IT systems.

Microsoft in the secret war against Iranian hackers
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Now owns their domain names

Software King of the world, Microsoft, has been involved in the secret war against a group of Iranian government sponsored hackers.

Iranians nick shedloads of Citrix data
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Monday, 11 March 2019 11:36

Iranians nick shedloads of Citrix data


It was a lemon entry Citrix

Iranian-backed hackers have stolen vast amounts of data from an IT outfit which handles the White House communications agency, the US military, the FBI and many American corporations.

China and Iran launching cyber attacks on US
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:30

China and Iran launching cyber attacks on US


Experts blame it on Trump factor

Businesses and government agencies in the United States have been targeted in a sudden wave of aggressive attacks by Iranian and Chinese hackers and security experts believe they have been energized by President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year and his trade conflicts with China.

Two Iranians indicted by US for SamSam
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Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:49

Two Iranians indicted by US for SamSam


Don't expect them to face jail-time

US federal prosecutors have indicted two Iranian officials for creating and deploying the SamSam ransomware, which exploits a deserialisation vulnerability in Java-based servers.