The cyber security briefing was held at the NCRI office in Washington, DC, on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
A new report, “Iran: Cyber Repression, How the IRGC Uses Cyberwarfare To Preserve the Theocracy,” was released as well.
This manuscript demonstrates how the Iranian regime, under the supervision and guidance of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), has employed new cyberwarfare and tactics in a desperate attempt to counter the growing dissent inside the country, in particular the nationwide uprising that erupted in late December 2017. NCRI-US reveals information about the regime’s new wave of cyber repression, and key players involved. This book shows how a domestic mobile apps marketplace modeled after Google Play, is supervised by the IRGC to distribute spyware-enabled apps. IRGC front companies are developing spyware-enabled apps for cyber-surveillance and repression. Ironically, some of these apps are available on Google Play, Apple Store, and GitHub, potentially exposing millions of users worldwide to the regime’s spyware and surveillance.
You can Obtain new publication of NCRI-US “Iran: Cyber Repression, How the IRGC How the IRGC Uses Cyberwarfare to Preserve the Theocracy” on the following link:
Apps programmed by the IRGC, like Wispi, Mobogram, and Telegram Farsi, can all be found on the Apple App Store.
“If you download them, you are doomed.”
Info graphic-on-IRGC Cyber:
Reflections of this press conference on some of international press:
For watching NCRI_US press conference on cyber repression of the Iranian regime, please click on the following link:
Video of the conference: