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Iran subjected to hack-and-leak operations

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Iran had numerous government documents, including diplomatic correspondence, detailed network topology diagrams, and nuclear program details, exposed by dissident hacking operation GhyamSarnegouni, which translates to Uprising until Overthrow, late last month as part of a hack-and-leak operation in opposition to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Supreme Leader Khameni Raisi, according to CyberScoop. More than 120 servers and databases, as well as over 1,300 computers linked to the internal network of the Iranian president were claimed to have been compromised by GhyamSarnegouni and while the Iranian government has noted the intrusion to be fake, experts have backed the legitimacy of the leaked documents. "We've observed multiple cyber groups in action. One focuses on human rights, unmasking the darker side of the regime, while another specializes in cyber operations, exposing the regime's cyber tactics. There's also a group dedicated to sabotage. They execute their task with efficiency in executing disruptive attacks and [GhyamSarnegouni] is that group," said independent cyber espionage investigator Nariman Gharib, who is also an Iranian opposition activist based in the U.K.

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