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Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

BOSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of
Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for
a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include
defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions,
according to a confidential agency document.

The operation is the same as one flagged last week by cyber
security firm Cylance Inc as targeting critical infrastructure
organizations worldwide, cyber security experts said. Cylance
has said it uncovered more than 50 victims from what it dubbed
Operation Cleaver, in 16 countries, including the United States.

Dec 12, 2014

Exclusive: Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

BOSTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

The operation is the same as one flagged last week by cyber security firm Cylance Inc as targeting critical infrastructure organizations worldwide, cyber security experts said. Cylance has said it uncovered more than 50 victims from what it dubbed Operation Cleaver, in 16 countries, including the United States.

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    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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