Hackers turn to Signal, Telegram and Dark Web to help Iranian protesters


anonymous hackers, as reported exclusively by Hackread.com, carried out a series of cyberattacks against the Iranian government in support of the protesters. Today, Check Point Research identified several hacker groups using Signal, Telegram and Dark Web to support anti-government protesters in Iran. Their main goal is to circumvent government restrictions.

The sighting comes just days after anti-government protests erupted in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini. It should be noted that on September 16, 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini died in Tehran, Iran, in police custody. Amini was arrested for failing to comply with government-mandated forms of hijab.

According to Check Point researchers, hacker groups are supporting the current unrest situation in Iran by aiding anti-regime protesters by sharing open VPN servers to help them evade government censorship and state of affairs reports. ‘Internet. They also teach protesters and activities hacking guides.

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Telegram groups

Telegram groups have a few hundred to thousands of members, such as the Official Atlas Intelligence Group (AIG) has 900 members and is involved in leaking and selling data. This group obtains official contact numbers, emails and sensitive location maps from the regime and sells or leaks them online.

Also, they are trying to sell IRGC’s private information. Likewise, the ARVIN Telegram Group has 5000 members. This group covers the protests in Iran and informs people about them with videos and reports from the streets.

RedBlue is another Telegram group identified by Check Point, which has 4,000 members. This group focuses more on hacking guides and conversations. Another Telegram group has around 12,000 members.

Additionally, Signal and Tor Project are also used as potential platforms to offer proxies to Iranian citizens so that they can access the internet and avoid government censorship.


According to Check Point report, some groups offer a list of VPNs and proxies to help people circumvent censorship in Iran, while others help protesters access social media sites. Hacker groups allow Iranian citizens to communicate and share news with each other and discuss what the government wants to avoid.

“What we are seeing are Telegram, dark web and also ‘regular’ web groups helping protesters circumvent the restrictions and censorship currently in place by the Iranian regime, as a means of dealing with the protests. We started to see these groups emerge about a day after the protests started.

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