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What are the Iran-backed cyber troopers entrenched in Iraq's Karrada doing?

The Iranian regime is killing, torturing and robbing its own people. It is quintessential for repression, dictatorship and brutality, experts have said as they commented on the revelations related to the Iranian cyber brigades in Iraq.
The regime has countless propaganda machines, including space channels and social media spaces. 
For the latter, the Iranian regime is employing thousands of cyber troopers whose prime aim is to silence the voices that fight the Iranian militias on social media.
Furthermore, the Iranian regime uses social media platforms to recruit more members in its massive cyberwarfare troopers, according to recent reports. 
Sources said earlier that the Iran-sponsored cyberwarfare bastion launches its attacks from al-Karrada district in Baghdad. It is the same bastion where ISIS cyber troopers issued statements taking responsibility for their terrorist operations. 
Iraq is the base
The revelations suggest that the Iranian regime uses Iraq as a base to wage its vicious cyber warfare. The cyber brigades based in Iraq are used to spreading false news and reports which were cited by other social media pages and even newspapers.
According to insiders, the mission of those cyber trollers is to shut down the pages that reported the true story after making the fake news go viral. 
Here is the trick: the Iranian-backed cyber brigades defame the pages that report the truth. When these pages get back online and report stories on terrorism and the Iranian militias, the people do not believe them based on the lies attributed to them in the past due to the Iranian troll farms. 
The Baghdad Post, whose Facebook page, followed by nearly 500,000 people, had been taken down later last month, learned that the main bastion, based in Iraq, is run by cyber troopers from Iraq, Syria and Iran, let alone those affiliated with Hezbollah militia.
On the reason why those cyber brigades are working in Iraq, insiders with high knowledge on the issue said that this is because the Iraqi government, of sectarian structure, is providing protection for those Iranian cyber troopers.
Firms working in the area of cyber security said that the cyberattacks had been waged in wake of the deadly insurgency in the violence-torn Iraq. It has become a key part of the conflict. They said armed groups are using the cyberspace to recruit members and win sympathizers. 
Security warnings
Reporters Without Borders, in a report released a few days ago, noted that Iran's cyberattacks have become one of the most serious threats to press freedom in the world.
In its report, the organization wondered which parties were using the weapon. What are their offensive tactics? Who are the most prominent victims among the media? Are there any tools to address it?
"The main parties are local groups inside Iraq that use malicious software to get information from each other," says Andrew Kumarov, Intel Corp's chief information security officer.
Kumarov added that it was very difficult to ascertain who was responsible for managing these malicious programs, but it was very clear that they were being used inside Iraq, which might explain the beginning of the local e-war.
Observers called on users of social media in Iraq and pages opposed to terrorist religious rule in Baghdad to change passwords of accounts every three days.
Citing shutdowns of the ant-militias pages, commentators said the terror-sponsor nations, including Iran, are using social media to cover up its crimes and spread its own propaganda and ideology.
"A huge cyberattack is being waged by a bulk number of cyber troopers based in Baghdad against all the pages opposed to Wylaiat al-Faqih project," the commentators added.
They asserted, as they did before on countless occasions, that Iran is standing behind those cyber brigades. The prime target is the Arab pages which are fending off the Iranian propaganda and terror in the cyberspace.

Last Modified: Saturday، 04 August 2018 02:20 AM