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Crypto miners will observe power supply cuts to avoid a possible rise in the country's electricity consumption. Iran noticed record-high demand last year. This year, it aims to act promptly.
Microsoft has issued an advisory highlighting that multiple U.S. and Israeli defense companies and global maritime transportation firms are under attack from a threat actor, likely from Iran.
There are three rocket launches expected this week. Rocket Lab is launching several satellites, Iran is re-attempting to launch its Pars 1 satellite, and SpaceX will try to land Starship SN10.
Twitter has announced that it has banned hundreds of state-affiliated propaganda accounts from Russia, Iran, and Armenia. The problematic accounts were engaged in platform manipulation.
This week, India, SpaceX, Russia, China and Iran are all planning space launches. All of the launches are carrying satellites but for very different purposes from internet delivery to monitoring.
Twitter has revealed that hackers attempted to match phone numbers to Twitter usernames. It said the hack may have been state-backed, possibly being linked to Iran, Israel, or Malaysia.
GitHub has verified that its services will be largely limited for developers in U.S.-sanctioned regions like Iran and Syria. These users will only be able to use them for non-commercial purposes.
Multiple Slack users have reported that their accounts were deactivated due to their ties to Iran. The company claims the action it has taken is in compliance with U.S. sanctions on that country.
Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou has been arrested in Canada at the behest of U.S. law enforcement for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran. Huawei claims that it is not aware of any wrongdoing.
Analysis of Twitter data has revealed that Iran - much like Russia has in recent times - tried to pull a fast one: the country made use of troll farms in order to sway public opinion in its favor.
U.S. lawmakers have written to the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai. They expressed their concerns over the Google-Huawei partnership because of links they said Huawei has to the Chinese Communist Party.
ZTE has agreed to pay $1 billion and make personnel changes to continue operating in the U.S. The deal will also see a U.S. monitoring team join the company to ensure compliance with U.S. law.
Telegram has been banned in Iran after the country's judiciary said that the app was causing unrest in the country and breaking banking regulations by pursuing its own cryptocurrency.
As if things weren't bad enough for Huawei, the firm is now being investigated by the Justice Department. The firm may have violated U.S. sanctions against Iran and could face severe penalties.
The Central Bank of Iran has announced that other banks in the country are banned from buying and selling bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The bank is trying to clamp down on illegal transactions.
The Iranian government could roll out its own cryptocurrency in the future, after recent statements were issued by the country's ICT minister. Iran looks to be following in the steps of Venezuela.
The alleged hacker is an Iranian called Behmad Mezri who the FBI claim hacked into HBO and stole proprietary data from, such as unaired GoT episodes, which he then held for ransom and later leaked.
Iran has filed criminal charges against the CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov. This effectively bans him from going to the country any time soon. Durov says Russia is considering similar laws.
ZTE has come to an understanding with the US Department of Commerce. The Chinese company will pay a total record-setting amount in fines as it exported electronics and IT equipment to Iran and DPRK.
Government-linked hackers have targeted Iranian journalists, activists and other people, breaching Telegram accounts and absconding with 15 million phone numbers and IDs belonging to Iranian citizens.
NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers was in Israel last week to discuss closer ties between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart, Unit 8200. The meeting came after the US DoJ charged seven Iranian hackers.
Thanks to Microsoft's feedback sites, we can get a small glimpse into the world of politics as citizens in Iran are asking Microsoft to make its products available in that country.
A leading cleric has issued a fatwa against high-speed internet, calling it "against Sharia and moral standards", but Iran's President Rouhani says that web access is vital for the younger generation.
An Iranian judge has ordered Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to defend against alleged privacy violations related to WhatsApp and Instagram, referring to him as "the Zionist director of Facebook".
Just a few weeks after Iran banned WhatsApp, calling Mark Zuckerberg - CEO of Facebook, which is acquiring the company - an "American Zionist", an Iranian court has now ordered a ban on Instagram.
A new report claims Iran plans to ban the use of Whatsapp due to the fact that it was acquired by Facebook, which is owned by what the country claims is a "zionist" in Mark Zuckerberg.
An Iranian scientist claims to have invented a machine that can predict what will happen to any person five to eight years in the future with "98 percent accuracy". Only in Rus... wait, Iran?!
In the lead-up to June's elections, Iran has 'upgraded' its firewall, which now blocks VPNs. Until now, VPNs were the primary way that Iranians circumvented the firewall to access sites like Facebook.
ZTE, a Chinese phone vendor, has been caught selling CISCO gear to Iran which goes against sanctions placed upon Iran and was planning to cover up the operation. Congress now wants to ban ZTE products
The Iranian government has removed the block on Gmail again after only a week, with ministers in parliament showing their dissent against the sudden loss of one of the most popular email services.
Iran may have just gone too far in its attempt to control the internet by blocking Gmail. People are turning to proxies, and even the Parliament is up in arms, as Iran promises an official replacement
A new report claims that Iran is getting ready to finally launch their rumored national Internet and block off official access to outside sites. Google and Gmail services are already being "filtered."
Blizzard has now admitted that its games, including its hit MMO World of Warcraft, are banned from being accessed by residents of Iran due to the sanctions against that country by the US government.
Kaspersky has identified a virus they identify as 'Gauss', which has been found to be focused on disrupting Middle Eastern computer systems and banking. The virus' sinister origins are questioned.
Iran's nuclear program has been infected with a new virus which seems to play excellent music at inopportune times, and has spread across two different Iranian facilities already.
The state-run television network of Iran has accused the UK-based British Broadcasting Corporation of hacking their website to alter a poll about Iran's nuclear program. The BBC denies the accusation.
A newly discovered malware, called Flame, has been in operation since 2010 and has apparently targets data centers in Middle Eastern countries. The malware could be state-sponsored.
Iranian oil infrastructures were hit by a cyber-attack during the last weekend. No permanent damages were done to the affected systems, the authorities say.
The government of Iran is now denying an earlier report that claimed it was preparing to block out access to the outside world's Internet services, claiming the first report was a hoax.