Iranian government-sponsored hackers are targeting key US infrastructure and, in some cases, deploying ransomware against those victims, US federal agencies warn.
Federal officials say Iranian government-sponsored hackers are actively targeting a “broad range of victims” across multiple US sectors, including transportation and health care.
It’s a rare case of the US government publicly linking Iran with ransomware, which is typically used by cybercriminals rather than governments. And it’s a reminder that America’s ransomware problem is not limited to Russia.
What people are saying?
Horoz Hayri This means some really sensitive classified information will be released to the www. as you can’t switch off the internet, the best option will be to cut the power to stop people passing the information onto each other and the blame will be set to Iran.
Anirudh Chatterjee The government linked hackers , which have gone by the alias ” Elie ” on victim systems at times , have targeted a U.S. – based children’s hospital and a municipal government so far.