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Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks

25
Jun
2019

With tensions ratcheting up in the Middle East — and both the US and Iran claiming to have begun offensive cyber operations — critical infrastructure companies and firms with links to the region need to take a heightened security posture, cyberattack and cyber espionage experts say.

In the past, Iran’s cyber operators and proxies have attacked companies with wiper software that deleted data and, more recently, targeted safety systems at critical infrastructure firms, such as oil and gas providers and electric utilities. The country has also conducted wide-ranging cyber espionage attacks against other countries and organizations in the region, as well as deployed surveillance software against dissidents and political targets.

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