Ravin Academy

Also Known As:
Aavaye Hooshmand Ravin Institute; Ravin Smart Voice Institute
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"The Ravin Academy is a school that trains individuals in cyber security and hacking, and recruits from among these trainees for the MOIS. In addition to training and recruitment, Ravin Academy assists the MOIS with a variety of cyber services, including information security training, threat hunting, cyber security, red team, digital forensics, malware analysis, security auditing, penetration testing, network defense, incident response, vulnerability analysis, mobile penetration testing, reverse engineering, and security research. Ravin Academy is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13606 for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, the MOIS."1

"Ravin Academy is an Iran-based cyber security company which provides cyber security education and training in both defensive and offensive fields as well as hacker training. In addition, Ravin Academy operates on behalf of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and supports them in recruiting hackers. Hackers trained at the Ravin Academy have been involved in directly disrupting the communication of those protesting against the Iranian regime, thereby repressing the protests. Therefore, Ravin Academy is responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran."2 

"[A] training institute that specializes in cyber-security."3 

"The Ravin Academy is an involved person within the meaning of the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 as it is or has been involved in the commission of serious human rights violations in Iran, including being responsible for, engaging in and promoting violations of the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly."4

"Ravin Academy, trains and identifies recruits for the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and assists MOIS with cyber operations."5 


1. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1048 

2. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2023.020.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2023%3A020I%3ATOC 

3. https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2023/03/canada-imposes-new-sanctions-against-iranian-regime.html 

4.  https://docs.fcdo.gov.uk/docs/UK-Sanctions-List.html 

5. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-steps-up-action-to-tackle-rising-threat-posed-by-iran 

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