Iran

Hacker Charged in Breach of New York Dam

In-brief: The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against seven Iranian men in connection with a campaign of attacks on U.S. banks, financial services firms and critical infrastructure, including a Rye, New York dam. 

Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment

In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress. 

WSJ: Iranian Hackers Bust Into New York Dam

In-brief: The Wall Street Journal alleges that hackers with links to Iran may have compromised a small dam in Rye, New York. If true, the incident is just the latest evidence of information security vulnerabilities in U.S. critical infrastructure. 

Iran Games Google’s 2FA in Attacks on EFF, Others

In-brief: Hackers believed to be linked to the government of Iran are using sophisticated attacks on Google’s two-factor authentication technology to break into the e-mail accounts of individuals within the country and in the Iranian diaspora, according to Citizen Lab.