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The Iranian Cyberdogs of War

January 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
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The Iranian Cyberdogs of War
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The State Sponsored Podcast
The Iranian Cyberdogs of War
Jan 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Javvad Malik, Scott Terban

CYBER!: Iran’s Military Response May Be ‘Concluded,’ but Cyberwarfare Threat Grows

Cybersecurity experts are seeing malicious activity from pro-Iranian forces, and warning that Iran has the capacity to do real damage to American computer systems.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/us/politics/iran-attack-cyber.html 

CYBER CYBER CYBERRRR!: DISINFORMATION: The Middle East Was Already a Powder Keg of Misinformation. Trump Just Lit the Match.
Thousands of shady social media accounts have been pumping out a crossfire of propaganda and misinformation across the Middle East.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dygvv7/the-middle-east-was-already-a-powder-keg-of-misinformation-trump-just-lit-the-match 

The Weaponization of Nostalgia: How Afghan Miniskirts Became the Latest Salvo in the War on Terror
https://ajammc.com/2017/09/06/weaponization-nostalgia-afghan-miniskirts/ 

In the 1979 – at the end of Afghanistan’s “Golden Age“ – only 18% of Afghans were literate – and average life expectancy was only just above 40, meaning that half of Afghans died before that age.

The average Afghan was certainly not wearing miniskirts and attending Kabul University, nor were they taking fashionably-dressed vacations to the mountains in imported cars. This was a very small urban elite and middle-class segment of society shown in the pictures of Kabul in the 1970s, and one that did not reflect the conditions of the majority of Afghans.



CYBERING INTENSIFIES!: How Iran Can Still Use Cyber and Drone Technology to Attack the U.S.

What are precision-guided weapons such as ballistic missiles and drones capable of?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-iran-can-still-use-cyber-and-drone-technology-to-attack-the-u-s1/ 

*breathe*

CYBERRRRRR!: Texas Says Attempted Cyber Infiltration Surges: Iran Update

Texas Reports Surge in Cyber Interference (10:18 p.m.) ERMEGERD A PING SWEEEEP!

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/texas-says-attempted-cyber-infiltration-031847377.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACKWXIJtKof0WjZKGhMaOg_3oRzRAfSrvWFBPeQViWuWU4ul75MtLQR_AyFpncATIjAMd2AYTHfesLmjYq0uzksOH5u6De41McHCAUaLQb0g8HXis0UcDPu74_Y_v2evbNLEImPZjXVVZNf1tegNyJwZp44fsQEMfN8drzHq34Hb 


Zomg cyber graffiti! A government website was ‘defaced’ with pro-Iran messaging and an image of a bloodied Trump. Hackers claimed responsibility.
Blood runs in rivulets down President Trump’s chin as a fist punches his left cheek. Two golden missiles, each emblazoned with the Iranian flag, shoot across the bottom of the illustration.
“This is message from Islamic Republic Of Iran,” reads text in English.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/06/american-government-website-defaced-iran-hackers-bloodied-trump/ 


A happy hotel with a sad ending

https://blog.knowbe4.com/happy-hotel-with-a-sad-ending 

Related Now you can send pictures of your GENITALS to get a doctor's advice on embarrassing lumps and bumps for £160 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7861521/Now-send-PICTURES-genitals-doctors-advice-embarrassing-symptoms.html 

Show Notes

CYBER!: Iran’s Military Response May Be ‘Concluded,’ but Cyberwarfare Threat Grows

Cybersecurity experts are seeing malicious activity from pro-Iranian forces, and warning that Iran has the capacity to do real damage to American computer systems.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/us/politics/iran-attack-cyber.html 

CYBER CYBER CYBERRRR!: DISINFORMATION: The Middle East Was Already a Powder Keg of Misinformation. Trump Just Lit the Match.
Thousands of shady social media accounts have been pumping out a crossfire of propaganda and misinformation across the Middle East.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dygvv7/the-middle-east-was-already-a-powder-keg-of-misinformation-trump-just-lit-the-match 

The Weaponization of Nostalgia: How Afghan Miniskirts Became the Latest Salvo in the War on Terror
https://ajammc.com/2017/09/06/weaponization-nostalgia-afghan-miniskirts/ 

In the 1979 – at the end of Afghanistan’s “Golden Age“ – only 18% of Afghans were literate – and average life expectancy was only just above 40, meaning that half of Afghans died before that age.

The average Afghan was certainly not wearing miniskirts and attending Kabul University, nor were they taking fashionably-dressed vacations to the mountains in imported cars. This was a very small urban elite and middle-class segment of society shown in the pictures of Kabul in the 1970s, and one that did not reflect the conditions of the majority of Afghans.



CYBERING INTENSIFIES!: How Iran Can Still Use Cyber and Drone Technology to Attack the U.S.

What are precision-guided weapons such as ballistic missiles and drones capable of?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-iran-can-still-use-cyber-and-drone-technology-to-attack-the-u-s1/ 

*breathe*

CYBERRRRRR!: Texas Says Attempted Cyber Infiltration Surges: Iran Update

Texas Reports Surge in Cyber Interference (10:18 p.m.) ERMEGERD A PING SWEEEEP!

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/texas-says-attempted-cyber-infiltration-031847377.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACKWXIJtKof0WjZKGhMaOg_3oRzRAfSrvWFBPeQViWuWU4ul75MtLQR_AyFpncATIjAMd2AYTHfesLmjYq0uzksOH5u6De41McHCAUaLQb0g8HXis0UcDPu74_Y_v2evbNLEImPZjXVVZNf1tegNyJwZp44fsQEMfN8drzHq34Hb 


Zomg cyber graffiti! A government website was ‘defaced’ with pro-Iran messaging and an image of a bloodied Trump. Hackers claimed responsibility.
Blood runs in rivulets down President Trump’s chin as a fist punches his left cheek. Two golden missiles, each emblazoned with the Iranian flag, shoot across the bottom of the illustration.
“This is message from Islamic Republic Of Iran,” reads text in English.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/06/american-government-website-defaced-iran-hackers-bloodied-trump/ 


A happy hotel with a sad ending

https://blog.knowbe4.com/happy-hotel-with-a-sad-ending 

Related Now you can send pictures of your GENITALS to get a doctor's advice on embarrassing lumps and bumps for £160 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7861521/Now-send-PICTURES-genitals-doctors-advice-embarrassing-symptoms.html 

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