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Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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Iranian National Indicted With Criminal Charges Over HBO Hack

Federal prosecutors have slapped an Iranian national with criminal charges for hacking HBO and prematurely releasing several Game of Thrones scripts and episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, in addition to private executive emails.

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Experts: ‘Persian Spring Is Possible’ in Oppressed Iran

WASHINGTON, DC – Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman and retired General Charles Wall laid out their visions for the “the way forward” regarding the United States’ policy on Iran during a panel discussion at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

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Iran Sanctions Relief Will Break Russia’s Gas Monopoly

With sanctions about to be lifted, Iran unveiled a “new model” for a 25-year joint-venture oil and gas production contract on terms favorable to foreign companies in an effort to recruit $100 billion in foreign capital to break Russia’s natural gas monopoly in Europe.