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Protests in Iran, which started with the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after being detained on the grounds that she did not comply with the headscarf rules, continue at the Iranian consulate on October 31, 2022 in ─░stanbul, Turkey. (Omer Kuscu/ dia images via Getty Images)

Iran-linked hackers used fake Atlantic Council-affiliated persona to target human rights researchers

A persona dubbed Sara Shokouhi recycled photos of a Russian psychologist and tarot card reader to pose as a Middle East-focused researcher
U.S. President Joe Biden (R) speaks with the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Christine Abizaid, as he tours the Center’s Watch Floor at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Virginia, July 27, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Mandiant exec tapped to run CTIIC, ODNI’s cyber threat intelligence center

Laura Galante comes to the role after several years of running her own cybersecurity firm. The Ukrainian government was one of her clients.
A young girl passes by a destroyed apartment building in Bakhmut in the eastern Ukranian region of Donbas on May 22, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The city is now occupied by Russian forces, and a target of the Russian disinformation operations. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Network of hyperlocal Russian Telegram channels spew disinformation in occupied Ukraine

Research published by a Ukrainian think tank shows a network of at least 88 local Telegram channels.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on April 27, 2022. The new agreement reached between the White House, the State Department, and the Treasury Department gives State new authorities to monitor cyber ops. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CAROLYN KASTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

State to gain more ability to monitor DOD cyber ops under White House agreement

The White House has reached consensus between State and Defense on how to pare back NSPM-13's precedent-setting delegation of authority to the DOD.