A picture taken from the plain of Khiam shows a man waving an Iranian flag as smoke rises from burning dry grass, following skirmishes between Lebanese youths and Israeli soldiers, at a rally to mark the 23rd anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, on May 25, 2023. (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Iran hacking group impersonates defense firms, hostage campaigners

A hacking campaign linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is targeting firms in the defense sector with a pair of new backdoors.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (R) greets OpenAI CEO Sam Altman during the OpenAI DevDay event on November 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State-backed hackers are experimenting with OpenAI models 

Microsoft and OpenAI say hackers from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia are exploring the use of large language models in their operations. 
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)

Microsoft: Iran is refining its cyber operations

Stepped up coordination among Iranian cyber actors may improve their ability to hit U.S. critical infrastructure, Microsoft researchers say.