Iranians lift pictures of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during an anti-France rally, in reaction to cartoons depicting Khamenei published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, after the Friday prayer ceremony in the capital Tehran on January 13, 2023. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

Sanctioned Iranian hackers behind Charlie Hebdo breach, Microsoft says

U.S. officials sanctioned members of the hacking group after they attempted to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Members of the scientific police unit enter the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tirana on September 8, 2022. Albania broke diplomatic ties with Iran on September 8 over an alleged cyberattack against the government this summer, as Washington vowed to hold Tehran accountable for targeting its NATO ally. (Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions Iranian Ministry of Intelligence in response to Albanian cyberattack

The July attacks involved multiple groups responsible for different aspects of the operation against Albania, researchers said.
Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 23, 2021. The hearing focused on the 2020 SolarWinds cyberattack that resulted in a series of data breaches within several agencies and departments in the US federal government. (Photo by DEMETRIUS FREEMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Cybersecurity experts question Microsoft’s Ukraine report

Critics said claims of a combined cyber and battlefield attack against a Ukrainian nuclear power plant are particularly irresponsible.
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis listens at a hearing with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in November. Inglis has hired a former Microsoft executive and a CIA official to bolster his office’s resources. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Office of the National Cyber Director hires Microsoft exec, CIA official

The Office of the National Cyber Director has hired several new staffers to strengthen its ability to fight significant hacks and coordinate how the U.S. responds to…