Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say.
In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity.
The article goes on to state the following:
It was not known if any of the hackers managed to gain access to the targeted networks with the emails, which typically mimic legitimate emails but contain malicious software.
Two cybersecurity firms say hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas. https://t.co/KBQU324NGK
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 22, 2019
Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. https://t.co/EkkFq0L2cD
— ABC News (@ABC) June 22, 2019
Top cybersecurity firms say Iranian hackers have revved up attempts to breach computer systems in the U.S.https://t.co/PPuQkxhouW
— POLITICO (@politico) June 21, 2019
Tensions have escalated since the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran last year and began a policy of “maximum pressure.”https://t.co/xUKlbRBc1I
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) June 22, 2019
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