The security firm Cylance said that since 2012, Iranian computer hackers targeted government, military, oil, gas, transportation, telecommunications and hospital networks, among others. Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates were also among the countries affected, the report said.
Unlike other cyber security threats the world has faced before, these are thought to be different: Cylance believes that it’s not just some lone hacker group compromising online security — it could very well involve the Iranian government itself.
Multiple Internet domains that were used throughout the course of the campaign were registered in Iran, and the cyber attack infrastructure is hosted through Netafraz.com, an Iranian web server provider.
Cylance suggested that the cyber campaign was “sponsored by Iran” because the infrastructure utilized was “too significant” to be a lone individual or a small group.
“With minimal separation between private companies and the Iranian government, their modus operandi seems clear: blur the line between legitimate engineering companies and state-sponsored cyber hacking teams to establish a foothold in the world’s critical infrastructure,” the Cylance report states.
Iran, now engaged in nuclear disarmament talks with the U.S. and other Western countries, denied having anything to do with the attacks.
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