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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
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BAY SHORE, NEW YORK – MARCH 03: A medical worker at South Shore University Hospital administers the newly available Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Susan Maxwell-Trumble on March 03, 2021 in Bay Shore, New York. The new vaccine from the American pharmaceutical company is a single shot vaccine that has shown 85 percent protection against severe disease and can be stored at regular refrigeration temperatures. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Scammers exploit COVID-19 vaccine confusion for fraud efforts

Amid a rush to receive COVID-19 vaccines, spearphishing and shady domain registrations are on the uptick.
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