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  • Hackers attack Iranian data centres

    Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.

    Written by Reuters08 April 18 15:54
  • ​Poach cyber experts from Trump’s banned countries: InfoTrust CEO

    InfoTrust CEO Dane Meah has called on the Australian government to take advantage of US president Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy and help local organisations poach cyber security experts from banned countries.

    Written by Byron Connolly20 Feb. 17 14:22
  • Report: Iran, Syria using Blue Coat gear to squelch dissent

    A report issued today by the Canadian group Citizen Lab says that network security hardware made by well-known manufacturer Blue Coat Systems is being used for political censorship by the repressive governments of Iran, Syria and Sudan.

    Written by Jon Gold09 July 13 23:17
  • Iran Is a More Volatile Cyber Threat to U.S. than China or Russia

    Cyber threats from larger, more advanced nations that have diplomatic relations with the United States focus on cyber espionage and theft. But Iran is a more irrational actor and is building a cyber capability that is retaliatory in nature.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin21 March 13 16:06
  • Iran admits Stuxnet worm infected PCs at nuclear reactor

    Although some computers at Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor were infected by the Stuxnet worm, none of the facility's crucial control systems were affected, Iranian officials claimed Sunday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer28 Sept. 10 02:57
  • Iran's leaders fight Internet; Internet wins (so far)

    Iran's government in recent days has tried to cut off Internet access for most of its election protestors by shutting down routers at the nation's perimeters, ripping satellite dishes off roofs, cutting cables and turning off telephone switching networks.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau18 June 09 07:51
  • Facebook blocked in Iran ahead of elections

    Social networking site Facebook has been blocked in Iran since Saturday, according to the country's opposition, as opposition voters increasingly turn to online tools like social networking to promote their candidates.

    Written by John Ribeiro26 May 09 08:29