Has Iran Been Hacking Major Infrastructure for the Last Two Years?

Last year, we discovered that Iranian hackers had breached Navy computer systems, which sent an understandable wave of panic through the administration. But it looks like that might’ve just been the tip of a much bigger, more sophisticated and more deadly iceberg.

According to a just-released report from U.S. security firm Cylance, a team of hackers, believed to be Iranian and working under the name ‘Cleaver’, have been targeting military and civil infrastructure in the US and other countries for the last two years. The team has used a range of techniques to attack targets like hospitals, energy companies, military targets and transport infrastructure, stealing information and compromising the security of some systems. Countries attacked include the the ones you’d expect — US, Canada and UK — but also perhaps some you wouldn’t, like China, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

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