U.S. Warning: Iranian Hackers Hitting Gov Agencies With Cyber Attacks

Posted on June 28, 2019 12:25 pm

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The American government sent an internal warning to federal agencies on Friday disclosing a rise “in malicious cyber activity” by Iranian regime hackers who are threatening sensitive computer systems, according to a copy of the warning obtained by the Free Beacon.

“The US Government has confirmed a recent rise in malicious cyber activity directed at US industries and government agencies by Iranian regime actors and proxies,” an e-mail sent to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency reads. “Rising tensions between the US and Islamic Republic of Iran has resulted in targeted cyber campaigns that use destructive ‘wiper’ attacks.  These attacks are designed to delete and wipe data rather than the