Iran: As has been widely reported in the media since late yesterday, a U.S. airstrike on militant forces at Baghdad International Airport resulted in the death of a top Iranian General. Major General Qassim Suleimani was the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force. The IRGC was designated last year as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, or FTO, by the U.S. State Department primarily because of the Quds Force. Quds Force’s main mission is to train, supply, advise, and support other Islamic groups, especially Shia groups such as Hezbollah, which is also designated as an FTO. In recent years, the IRGC have been expanding their own cyber-operations independent of Iran’s main government cyber-forces. Their close ties to forces outside of Iran have led many to wonder if those same cyber-capabilities are currently, or will be, shared with other designated FTOs by the IRGC through the Quds Force. Iranian cyber-attacks have traditionally ranged from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against financial institutions, destructive attacks using the Shamoon malware, or its variants, and ransomware attacks. The IRGC have specifically proven themselves extremely adept at infiltration of networks and in creating mobile malware which is able to slip past security measures on both the App Store and Google Play. They have done this by creating application publication companies which produce legitimate apps. Once those publishers are trusted, they will then begin producing applications laden with malware or pushing updates to existing applications which have malicious payloads. The IRGC have also infiltrated legitimate application publishers to upload their own malicious payloads to those publishers’ applications. The current regime in Iran has been working hard over the past several years to project power, not only throughout the region but also on a global scale.