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National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (2nd L), US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (3rd L) and US President Joe Biden (4th L) listen to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they join a meeting of the Israeli war cabinet in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Israeli influence operation highlights global disinformation industry

An Israeli firm identified by Meta and OpenAI last week is an example of a burgeoning industry offering influence-for-hire services.
In a photo taken on April 18, 2019, people stand before computer screens in a lobby of the Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang. (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

Arizona woman arrested and charged in North Korean IT worker scheme

Christina Chapman facilitated remote work and financial transfers for North Koreans tied to that nation’s weapons development programs, according to the U.S. government.
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An Iranian flag waves in a wind outside the Vienna International Centre hosting the United Nations (UN) headquarters and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the socalled EU 5+1 talks with Iran take place in Vienna, on July 3, 2014. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images)

How an Iranian-linked influence campaign pivoted after Oct. 7 attack on Israel

The multi-phase campaign seeks to divide and undermine Israeli society, according to a new Recorded Future analysis.
Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing to become the national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 2, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

ONCD report: ‘Fundamental transformation’ in cyber, tech drove 2023 risks

Evolving critical infrastructure risks, ransomware, supply chain exploitation, commercial spyware and AI were the top trends, the office reported.
An Iranian flag waves in a wind outside the Vienna International Centre hosting the United Nations (UN) headquarters and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the socalled EU 5+1 talks with Iran take place in Vienna, on July 3, 2014. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranian nationals charged with hacking U.S. companies, Treasury and State departments

$10 million rewards offered for information regarding the accused, who are allegedly connected to a pair of IRGC front companies.
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