The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday charged three Iranian nationals for alleged cyber attacks targeting U.S. infrastructure and local governments.
An indictment (pdf) that was unsealed in a federal court alleged that Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi Aghda, and Amir Hossein Nickaein Ravari engaged in a series of ransomware schemes starting in October 2020 to hack computer systems across the United States, Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom, Iran, and elsewhere.
“The Government of Iran has created a safe haven where cyber criminals acting for personal gain flourish and defendants like these are able to hack and extort victims, including critical infrastructure providers,” Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen said in a statement, claiming that the Iranian regime has failed “to follow international norms and stop Iranian cyber criminals” targeting individuals even within Iran….


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