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Several hacktivist groups are using Telegram and other tools to aid anti-government protests in Iran to bypass regime censorship restrictions amid ongoing unrest in the country following the death of Mahsa Amini in custody.

“Key activities are data leaking and selling, including officials’ phone numbers and emails, and maps of sensitive locations,” Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point said in a new report.

The company said it has also witnessed sharing of proxies and open VPN servers to get around censorship and reports on the internet status in the country, with one group helping the anti-government demonstrators access social media sites.

Chief among them is a Telegram channel called Official Atlas Intelligence Group (AIG) that’s primarily focused on publishing data associated with government officials as well as maps of prominent locations.

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