US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas at a joint news conference with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard and Mexican Security Secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez at the State Department in Washington on October 13. Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

DHS warns of malicious AI use against critical infrastructure

The DHS report warns of state-backed hackers using AI for both malware development and election interference.
A portrait of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained on the grounds she did not comply with the headscarf rules, near the Iranian consulate on Oct. 31, 2022, in ─░stanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Omer Kuscu/ dia images via Getty Images)

Hackers push anti-Iranian government messages to millions via breached app

The apparent hack comes just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who died in police custody.
People march with Iranian flags and with signs during a rally marking Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem), a commemorative day held annually on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan by an initiative started by late Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran on April 14, 2023. (Photo by AFP / Getty Images)

Microsoft says Iranian hackers combine influence ops with hacking for maximum impact

Many of the 24 cyber-enabled Iranian influence operations Microsoft detected in 2022 were intended to further Iran's Mideast political agenda.
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