On September 16, 2022, in Tehran, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian student of Kurdish origin, died three days after being arrested and beaten by Iranian morality police for “wearing inappropriate clothes”.
His death sparked massive protests in Iran.
In this report, analysts from Sesame it’s Cyber Threat Intelligence team looked at the unfolding of events and the cyber warfare measures observed to limit the spread of the popular uprising.
More generally, this report tackles the evolution of Iranian cyberspace, which is a complex and continuous history, shaped by various social, political and technological factors.
It also analyzes the arsenal of the cyber-regime, which has continued to grow and structure itself.
By way of conclusion, in order to open the reflection, our analysts question the normalization of digital authoritarianism.