The FBI Warns Businesses about Iranian Cyber Attack Against Energy, Defense, Education

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned businesses, energy companies, and educational institutions that they should be made aware of a possible organised cyber attack by Iranian hackers.

The FBI has even warned middle schools that this could hit them, but hasn’t stated if the Iranian government would be behind the attack, but the US agency has said that the cyber attacks are originating from within Iran, with some security experts stating it could be a state-sponsored attack. Cylance, a security firm, believes it could be a state-sponsored attack with Cylance Chief Executive Stuart McClure saying that the attack “underscores Iran’s determination and fixation on large-scale compromise of critical infrastructure.”

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Cylance claims to know of 50 victims of this Iranian cyber attack, something that has hit 16 countries including Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the US.

Source: Electronista.

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