Security experts: Iran-backed hackers targeting U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Security experts are pointing the finger at Iran for cyber attacks against the U.S., Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Cybersecurity firm FireEye has identified a new group of hackers, known as APT33, that it says has been working on behalf of the Iranian government since 2013. The group has “potential destructive capabilities,” FireEye warned. “The campaigns that were laid out were not just aligned with the Iranian government but with the Iranian military,” said Stuart Davis, a director at FireEye subsidiary Mandiant. Between the middle of 2016 and early 2017, APT33 targeted a U.S. organization in the aerospace sector...

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