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Iran: State-Backed Hacking of Activists, Journalists, Politicians

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Google apps are displayed on a smartphone. © 2022 Onur Dogman / SOPA Images/Sipa USA (Beirut) – Hackers backed by the Iranian government have targeted two Human Rights Watch staff members and at least 18 other high-profile activists, journalists, researchers, academics, diplomats, and politicians working on Middle East issues in an ongoing social engineering and credential phishing campaign, Human Rights Watch said today. An investigation by Human Rights Watch attributed the phishing attack to an entity affiliated with the Iranian government known as APT42 and sometimes…


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