Iran

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter removes accounts it says are linked to Russia, Armenia and Iran

Twitter has stated that it has taken down some 373 accounts which it said had ties to Armenia, Russia and Iranian governments and had breached its platform manipulation policies.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook says suspected hackers behind US election threats operated in 2019

Iranian hackers suspected of exposing threatening messages to US voters weekly and spreading false information regarding compromised election systems conducted a disinformation cam...

Security

Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country’s ports

One of the goals of the significant cyber strikes on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the nation’s ports, an Iranian news ag...

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Twitter and Facebook dismantle global array of disinformation networks

Facebook and Twitter have said they had taken down over a dozen disinformation networks used by political and state-backed groups in numerous nations to deceive users on their plat...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Microsoft: Foreign hackers are targeting Biden and Trump camps

Microsoft has said that hackers connected to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to US President Donald J Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook places state media labels on Russian, Iranian and Chinese broadcasters

Social media giant Facebook will start labelling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organisations, and later this summer block any ads from such outlets that target ...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook says it dismantles disinformation network tied to Iran

Iran’s state broadcaster has used hundreds of fake social media accounts to covertly spread pro-Iranian messaging online since at least 2011, targeting voters in countries in...

WHO

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff Emails during coronavirus – sources

Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal email accounts of staff at the World Health Organisation during the coronavirus...