Iranians indicted in Atlanta city government ransomware attack

Enlarge / The message posted to social media by the city of Atlanta in the wake of an apparent ransomware attack. (credit: City of Atlanta) The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Northern Georgia announced today that a federal grand jury had returned indictments against two Iranian nationals charged with executing the March 2018 […]

CIA’s secret communication network was cracked by Iranians using… Google Search?

The web-based network which was used by the CIA to communicate with its sources was overcome by Iranians using text-book Google queries, a new exposé claims. The agency knew about the vulnerability, but failed to act on it. Probably the biggest failure of US intelligence since 9/11 has been the compromise of the CIA’s communication […]

US to stay in Syria so long as ‘Iranians’ are there – Bolton

US forces will remain in Syria so long as any Iranian-related forces operate there, the Trump administration has declared. Syria invited Iran to help fight jihadist rebels and ISIS, while denouncing the US presence as illegal. “We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies […]

‘Hello, Jack’: Iranian FM blasts Twitter for blocking real Iranians as ‘bots’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Twitter of “shuttering” the accounts of Iranians after misidentifying them as ‘bots’ involved in influence campaigns. “Twitter has shuttered accounts of real Iranians, including TV presenters and students, for supposedly being part of an ‘influence op,’” the minister wrote on Twitter on Sunday. In his post, Zarif […]

‘You stopped Ronaldo!’ Netanyahu incites Iranians to depose government channeling World Cup euphoria

Showcasing his ball-dribbling skills, Benjamin Netanyahu engaged in some footsy lobbying with Iranians, insisting that, if their national team could stop Ronaldo of Portugal, then the opposition can surely take out the government. Playing on the emotions of millions of Iranians, who were thrilled to see their team achieve an “impossible” World Cup 1-1 draw […]

Meet the defiant young Iranians swapping Sharia law for life on the road

Nicola Zolin March 12, 2018 Share this article Determined not to have their dreams defined by their conservative government, a new generation of Iranians are hitchhiking and couchsurfing their way to freedom. Even if, for now at least, that freedom can only be found in private. The air in this tiny bar is thick with […]

Rouhani says Iranians have right to protest, slams Trump’s comments

Iranians are free to protest and criticize Iran’s government, President Hassan Rouhani has said, adding, that the protests should not descend into violence. He also blasted President Donald Trump’s comments on the protests. “People are absolutely free to criticise the government,” the Iranian president said Sunday, commenting on the ongoing mass protests in Iran for […]

Some Iranians are blasting Trump’s decision to decertify the nuclear deal

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Many Iranians have taken to social media to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump for taking a harder line on the Islamic republic and refusing to certify the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, which is believed to enjoy significant support in the country. In his comments, Trump called Iran a “rogue” and “fanatical” […]

‘Sad for science:’ After travel ban, Iranians at Harvard wonder if they should take their expertise elsewhere

U.S. President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban is making top scientists from Iran studying at Harvard and other institutions wonder if the U.S. is still the right place for them to pursue their education. CBC | Health News

‘This will ruin our lives’: Arabs and Iranians planning US trips are furious about Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ order

AP CAIRO/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Arabs and Iranians planning U.S. trips reacted with fury on Saturday to new American travel curbs they said were insulting and discriminatory, as five Iraqis and a Yemeni were stopped from boarding a New York-bound flight in Cairo. In some of seven Muslim-majority countries affected by the restrictions, would-be travellers preparing […]