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Facebook takes down troll farm linked to Iranian opposition group

Facebook on Tuesday announced it had removed 14 networks in 11 countries for using fake accounts to amplify deceptive campaigns, including one linked to an exiled militant Iranian group operating a troll farm out of Albania. The social media giant took down 1,167 Facebook accounts, 290 Instagram accounts, 255 Pages, and 34 Groups in the month of March for their connections to these “coordinated inauthentic behavior” campaigns, which targeted a range of countries including Israel, Mexico, Benin, and Georgia…

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Iranian cyberspies target professionals at medical research organizations in the US, Israel

Hackers linked to Iran have targeted 25 senior professionals at various medical research organizations located in a the US and Israel as part of a weeks-long phishing campaign, email security firm Proofpoint revealed today.