IN MAY, PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement, negotiated by the Obama Administration, designed to keep Iran from developing or acquiring nuclear weapons. As part of that reversal, the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions on Iran. From the start, the US actions stoked tensions and fear of Iranian retaliation in cyberspace. Now, some see signs that the pushback has arrived.
Iranian state-sponsored hacking never stopped entirely; it has continually targeted neighbors in the Middle East, and often focused on the energy sector. But while concrete attribution remains elusive, a wave of recent digital attacks has led some security analysts to suggest that Iranian state-sponsored hackers may have ramped up their digital assaults against the US and Europe as well.
“If you look at these groups, they’re not hacking for money, what they’re doing is very much nation state motivations,” says Eric Chien, a fellow in Symantec’s security technology and response division. “So if we continue to see some sort of geopolitical issues in the Middle East, you’re definitely going to see continued attacks. If those geopolitical issues start to get resolved then you’ll see it go back to background noise. It’s very reactionary, and very much related to what’s going on in the geopolitical world.”
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