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Iranian Hackers Attacked 50 Targets in 16 Countries

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Iranian Hackers Attacked 50 Targets in 16 Countries – Nicole Perlroth (New York Times)
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 3, 2014)

Iranian hackers were identified in a report released Tuesday as the source of coordinated attacks against more than 50 targets in 16 countries, many of them corporate and government entities that manage critical energy, transportation and medical services.

Over the course of two years, according to Cylance, a security firm based in Irvine, Calif., Iranian hackers stole confidential data and infiltrated computer networks to such an extent that they could take over, manipulate or easily destroy data on those machines.

Targeted countries included the U.S., Canada, Israel, India, Qatar, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Germany, France, UK, China and South Korea.

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