Iranian state actors hacked Charlie Hebdo, Microsoft says

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US computing giant Microsoft said on Friday that it had identified Iranian state actors as those behind the recent cyberattack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Clint Watts, the general manager of Microsoft’s Digital Threat Analysis Center, said that the hackers, who called themselves “Holy Souls”, were Iranian cybersecurity firm Emennet Pasargad. In early January, Holy Souls announced they had obtained the personal information of more than 200,000 Charlie Hebdo customers, and published a sample of the data as proof. The cyberattack came after Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of Iran…

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