Iranian Hackers Attack U.S. State Department


computer laptop hackerSince the nuclear accord with Tehran, American officials and private security groups say they see a surge in sophisticated computer espionage by Iran, culminating in a series of cyber-attacks against State Department officials over the past month.

Iranian hackers identified individual State Department officials who focus on Iran and the Middle East, and broke into their email and social media accounts.

The attack used the social media accounts of young government employees to gain access to their friends across the administration, showing an ingenuity beyond the Russian brute-force attack that infiltrated the State Department’s unclassified email system a year ago. Read more at the New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}