Tag Archives | Supreme Council of Cyberspace

Rouhani doubles down with ‘Digital Economy’ Plan

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani doubles down on Iran’s conservatives with ‘digital economy’ plan After receiving criticism for unblocking the popular social media app Telegram, which was closed over the recent protests that rocked Iran, President Hassan Rouhani is not […]

New US Sanctions on Iran: Full Details

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 14 individuals and entities in connection with serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran, and support to designated Iranian weapons proliferators. “The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice.  […]

NSA behind Ransomware Cyber Attack: Iranian Official

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said the US National Security Agency (NSA) is behind a massive wave of cyber attacks in 99 countries that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom. In remarks released on Sunday, Brigadier General Jalali pointed to the massive cyber attack and […]

Malware in Petrochemical Plants “Not Linked to Recent Fires”

By John Lee. Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, according to a report from Reuters. Gholamreza Jalali, head of Iran’s civilian defense, told IRNA that the malware was inactive and had not played a role in recent fires at petrochemical plants. It has been reported that the National […]

Revolutionary Computer Game faces Crackdown in Iran

By Holly Dagres, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. There’s a tech crackdown going on in Iran right now. It began in May with the arrests of Iranian Instagram models for posting “un-Islamic” photos. Then, the Supreme Council of Cyberspace — the body […]

Iran tries to Control Messaging Apps

By John Lee. Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace has ordered that instant messaging apps must store data about Iranian users inside the country, according to a report from BBC News. Firms have been given one year to comply with the ruling, which campaign group Privacy International described it as “extremely worrying”. Iran’s most popular messaging […]

Head of Iran TV resigns after just 18 months

By Arash Karami for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Abdul Ali Asghari as the new head of Iran’s national television, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The previous head of IRIB, Mohammad Sarafraz (pictured), […]