Threats to the Iranian Electoral Process

Threats to the Iranian Electoral Process

We present a new section with reports about electorals cyber risks. In this installment we show you Iran case. Are you going to miss it?

Iran has been accused of creating different tools for obtaining sensitive information or taking control of systems belonging both to individuals (including defenders of human rights) and to foreign powers. These include MacDownloader, Infy and RocketKitten campaigns I and II, all with recently-active sessions coinciding with the electoral period. On the other hand, in order to avoid the sort of influence false news stories on Facebook had on the American presidential elections, Iran has limited certain functions of social networks such as Telegram and Instagram.

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