Feds cost Iranian nationals for cyberattacks in opposition to US authorities

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The US authorities has charged and sanctioned 4 Iranian nationals over claims they carried out a yearslong hacking marketing campaign in opposition to US authorities companies and corporations. It additionally accuses the group of waging these assaults on behalf of the Iranian authorities.

An indictment unsealed on Tuesday alleges that from round 2016 by means of not less than April 2021, the 4 people waged cyberattacks in opposition to “greater than a dozen” US-based corporations, together with the US departments of the Treasury and State. The businesses focused by the assaults have been “primarily” contractors for the US Division of Protection that had entry to delicate data.

The indictment names Hossein Harooni, Reza Kazemifar, Komeil Baradaran Salmani, and Alireza Shafie Nasab as…

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