iran

iran

Slack Bans Iranian Academic Living in Canada Because of Sanctions

An Iranian academic says Slack banned him from the communication platform due to US sanctions. But the academic does not live in Iran; he’s in Canada.
Joseph Cox
12.20.18
PAY BACK

Hacker Publicly Posts Data Stolen From Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Last week, Motherboard obtained data from the so-called ZooPark hacking group, which some suspect is connected to Iran. Now the hacker responsible has seemingly dumped the information after receiving a $1,000 payment.
Joseph Cox
5.16.18
Hack Back

Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18
Exits of Mass Destruction

Nuclear Experts: Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Is a Crisis of Trump’s Own Making’

Should the deal remain intact, the lack of a US presence in the joint commission will make it hard to enforce or change its provisions.
Matthew Gault
5.8.18
TIT FOR TAT

"Don’t Mess With Our Elections": Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran

Vigilante hackers have left American flags and messages on machines in Russia and Iran. The hackers tell Motherboard why they did it.
Joseph Cox
4.7.18
Opinion

Dissidents Have Been Abandoned and Besieged Online

Neither governments nor the cybersecurity community have taken enough responsibility for protecting human rights activists from hacking and surveillance.
Collin Anderson
Claudio Guarnieri
2.13.18
digital rights

Microsoft and Amazon Enable Censorship Circumvention Tools in Iran. Why Doesn’t Google?

Google blocks a tool called Google App Engine in Iran, indirectly allowing the Iranian government to block apps that piggyback on it to skirt online censorship.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
1.15.18
iran

New Report Shows How Iran Limits Internet Freedoms to Control Dissent

The Iranian government has also launched cyberattacks and phishing schemes on its own citizens.
Ankita Rao
1.10.18
Iran protests

This App Is Helping Iranians Beat Tehran’s Internet Censorship

Psiphon, a Toronto-born app, has seen a 1,650% increase in downloads.
Justin Ling
1.9.18
internet censorship

Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests

Reports say mobile services like Telegram have been shut down as protests continue across the country.
Ankita Rao
1.1.18
Atoms For Peace

Nuclear Energy Programs Rarely Lead to Nuclear Weapons

Policy experts and heads of states have wrung their hands about the weaponization of nuclear energy programs for decades.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.9.17
piracy

It's Illegal to Pirate Films in Iran, Unless You're the Government

Administrators of the Iranian movie site TinyMovies have been arrested.
Mahsa Alimardani
10.10.17
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