Cyber

Kazakhstan's internet censorship move

Two people tugging away at a computer
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

The government of Kazakhstan has started intercepting all of the secure HTTPS traffic within its borders.

Why it matters: The move is yet another example of the Balkanization of the once-global internet, as different countries seek to monitor or restrict what citizens can see. Authorities in China, Russia and other parts of Asia and Africa have all considered or imposed restrictions on their citizens' internet access.

Report: U.S. cyber targets included Iran-backed militia

Anti-U.S. mural in Terhan.
An anti-U.S. mural in Terhan. Photo: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

The United States attempted to use a cyber attack to disable the communications networks of the Iran-sponsored militia Kata'ib Hezbollah last week as part of the U.S. response to Iran's downing of a drone, reports CNN.

The big picture: While it had already been reported that the U.S. launched cyber attacks against several Iranian targets, Kata'ib Hezbollah was not yet a known target.