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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
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint attributed a cyberattack on a “close affiliate” of former National Security Adviser John Bolton, seen here in Washington in August 2022, to an Iranian hacking group known as TA453. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Iranian hacking group expands focus to US politicians, critical infrastructure, researchers find

The group known as TA453 has added "outlier" attacks to its portfolio over the past two years, seemingly in concert with Iranian hardliners.
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