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Iran’s cyber operations in Israel a potential prelude to US election interference

February 7, 2024


Iran’s anti-Israel cyber operations are providing a window into the techniques the country may deploy in the run-up to the 2024 US Presidential elections, Microsoft says.

An analysis of Iran’s activity, published by Microsoft Threat Analysis Center (MTAC) today, concluded that Iran may again target US elections as it did in 2020, using more sophisticated techniques from a wealth of different groups.

The main fear for US elections comes from the growing number of pro-Iran and Iran-linked groups carrying out cyberattacks and influence operations since the conflict between Israel and Hamas broke out in October 2023.

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