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U.S. Indicts Iranian Hackers

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March 24, 2016

The Justice Department charged seven hackers associated with the Iranian government with cybercrimes against banks, and a New York dam. The U.S. government alleges the hackers interfered with U.S. bank websites from late 2011 through May 2013, and that they broke into a dam in Rye, N.Y. in an attempt to halt operations there. The indictment is the first time the U.S. has identified hackers linked with foreign governments with attacks on infrastructure. Victims of the attacks include Bank of America, Nasdaq, the New York Stock Exchange, Capital One, AT&T and PNC. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said the “relentless … systematic” attacks have caused tens of millions of dollars in damages.

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