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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.
Demonstrators hold placards with the faces of Iranian women Nika Shahkarami and Masha Amini and the words “Woman Life Freedom” written during a rally in support of Iranian protests, in Paris on October 9, 2022, following the death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in Iran. (Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions two Iranian cyber operatives over crackdowns on Mahsa Amini protests

The pair started a cyber training academy that supports Iranian intelligence in the brutal response to protests, the U.S. government said.
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