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Archive for October, 2020

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on October 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice seized control of 92 domains purporting to be news outlets — which, in reality, were propaganda and disinformation outlets for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). These sites violate existing #sanction regimes and tie back to a group designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Government.

Four of these sites targeted U.S. news audiences directly, and the remaining (88) domains “targeted audiences in Western Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia”. The #investigation was initiated via intelligence received from Google, was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and was supported by research provided by Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

#influencecampaign #digitalforensics #fraud #forensics #FARA #espionage #ofac #terrorism #IEEPA #malware

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