Cyber Attack Targets Iraq's Digital Media Center Following Banning Of Telegram In The Country

August 8, 2023

On August 7, 2023, a media outlet on Telegram affiliated with the Iran-backed militias in Iraq, published a post claiming Iraq's Digital Media Center (DMC) was targeted in a cyber attack. The development coincides with the banning of the Telegram platform in Iraq, which some experts justified on the basis of securing the personal data of Iraqis. Many outlets and channels supportive of Iran-backed militias condemned the move.

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