Tag Archives: Iran

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – January 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks and technological developments from the region.

Iranian journalists in fear after arrests

Source: The Guardian

The arrests of at least 15 journalists in Tehran over the course of three days this week, just a few months before the June presidential election, has come as a shock to members of the Iranian press.

Bank hacking was the work of Iranians, officials say

Source: Nicole Perlroth and Quentin Hardy, The New York Times

The attackers hit one American bank after the next. As in so many previous attacks, dozens of online banking sites slowed, hiccupped or ground to a halt before recovering several minutes later.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – November 3-16, 2012 – Citizen Lab

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, Internet and social media use, and technology.

Iran’s National Information Network

This blog post from Citizen Lab partner, ASL19, discusses Iran’s planned National Information Network.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch October 20-November 2

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch October 6-19

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.

Boundaries of censorship in Iran

Government officials’ responses to the blocking and the subsequent resumption of access to Google services give evidence that perhaps the Islamic Republic of Iran will remain receptive to popular demands and respect the boundaries of censorship.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch September 22-October 5

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, cyber attacks and technology.

Iran blocks cyberattack on its oil drilling platforms

Source: AP, The Washington Post

The report by ISNA quoted Mohammad Reza Golshani, IT head of Iran’s state offshore oil company, as blaming Israel for having planned the attack.