US charges Iranian hackers for breaching US satellite companies


Three Iranian nationals have been indicted on charges of hacking US aerospace and satellite companies, the US Department of Justice announced today.

Federal prosecutors accused Said Pourkarim Arabi, Mohammad Reza Espargham, and Mohammad Bayati of orchestrating a years-long hacking campaign on behalf of the Iranian government.

The hacking spree started in July 2015 and targeted a broad spectrum of victim organizations from both the US and abroad, from where they stole commercial information and intellectual property, officials said today.

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Source: ZDNet