Iranian Hackers Can Now Beat Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say

Iranian Hackers Can Now Beat Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say

Posted September 18, 2020

Iranian Hackers Can Now Beat Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say

  • Iranian hackers, most likely employees or affiliates of the government, have been running a vast cyberespionage operation equipped with surveillance tools that can outsmart encrypted messaging systems — a capability Iran was not previously known to possess.
  • The hackers have successfully infiltrated what were thought to be secure mobile phones and computers belonging to the targets, overcoming obstacles created by encrypted applications such as Telegram and even gaining access to information on WhatsApp.

– Ronen Bergman and Farnzaz Fassihi | September 18, 2020