7 February 2024

The Microsoft Threat Analysis Center noted that “since Hamas attacked Israel in October 2023, Iranian government-aligned actors have launched a series of cyberattacks and influence operations (IO) intended to help the Hamas cause and weaken Israel and its political allies and business partners”. It further assessed that “as we look forward to the 2024 U.S. presidential election, Iranian activities could build on what happened in 2020 when they impersonated American extremists and incited violence against U.S. government officials”.

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