Department of Justice indicts hackers linked to Iran government for disrupting computer systems in first shift in US-Iranian relations since nuclear treaty
US Department of the Ministry of Justice has unsealed the indictment of seven Iranian hackers to disrupt the bank's computer system in the United States a small dam between 2013 and 2011, and upstate New York, accused the Iranian government on behalf of working people to charge them.
These allegations mark the Change of US relations with Iran after the relative ease of the two countries negotiated the nuclear treaty. News already hanging in the Islamic Republic of attack, although people have been sitting on the Justice Department's indictment shelves more than a year it is sealed in part due to pressure from Congress, people familiar with the case said.
But on Thursday, US Attorney Loretta Lynch became the first law enforcement officials accused the United States infrastructure cyber attacks in particular Iranians. She accused men linked to Iran two technology companies to block access to US financial institutions 46 sites, including PNC, Bank of America, the New York Stock Exchange and the first capital.
Defendants include Ahmed Fathi Hamed · Firoozi, Amin Shokohi, Sadek Ahmadzadegan, Omid Ghaffarinia, Sina Keissar and Nader Saedi, who goes by the name "Turk server" online. They worked for two companies: ITSEC team and Mersad Ltd. The bank relies on the attacks from unmanned computer bombardment site unwanted traffic, sometimes making it impossible for customers to access the site. The so-called denial of service attacks on the Internet equivalent of a telephone busy signal. Lynch said the attack remediation costs banks tens of millions of dollars. Since the interrupt stop, but at the time it was considered a major upgrade in the low-level network war between the United States and Iran. Americans President Obama very early conflict, they use a sophisticated computer worm, Stuxnet called to destroy Iran's nuclear reactors.
US officials in 2013 became particularly shocked when they found that hackers outside New York City, a small dam control system of the Bank. US investigators have been tracking computer hackers, we found them to access system hang Bowman Dam Rye, New York. Target at the time, it seems a bit strange. Dam plays no key significance US waterways. At one point, US officials concluded that Iran stumbled into the dam system and may have thought they were accessing Arthur - [R Bowman Dam in Oregon, a larger structure irrigation local agricultural and prevent flooding of Prineville,
Oregon. Nevertheless, the invasion of Washington vigilant, because it shows that Iran has the ability to invade infrastructure control systems. Modern dams, power plants and bridge are connected to the Internet, which makes them easier to control, but if not protected can also become the target of hackers. People familiar with the investigation said that in this case, Bowman dam system consisting of repeating single-digit password protection. After the investigation, the US investigators from the charge of Iran, as the United States tried to govern the country's nuclear program negotiated treaty discouraged. In recent years, this has been less common network attacks Iran,
US officials said. They decided indictment public events Bowman Wall Street Journal article in December disclosed. The story angered US Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said influential. "When we filed a lawsuit, it's a right of action," New York, his office brought the indictment, US Attorney for the Southern District of Puri teba Lara said at a news conference Thursday. Since the defendant is in Iran, it is unlikely they will ever appear in a US court. Nevertheless, FBI Director James Comey reminded reporters Thursday, "never say never." "The world is small, we have long memories," Comey said that one of the possible defendant, you can go on vacation or education of a country more friendly American. "We want to see them on their shoulders.
" Most men in the Persian cyberspace remain unknown, although there are a few online identity previously disclosed. Ahmadzadegan, also known Nitr0jen26, was described by the site as Mersad Roshangarane Asr, it is revealed that the founder set up a special military cooperation with the network identity of Iran. According to the website, Ahmadzadegan is Ashiyaneh, a group believed to make up most of the founding members of the network forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran hackers.
Ashiayneh by the Beiluo Zi Kamalian, who not to prosecute run, but has publicly boasted of his group's activities. Iran's semi-official state news agency reported widely about Kamalian and Ashiayneh, which is believed to have been previously carried out foreign films, including the Danish website carries the Prophet Muhammad cartoons network attacks. "Supporters of terrorism, especially the US and British protests, we have resorted to new ways to respond to them prove to the world, we are always oppressed peoples and their right positions," Kamalian agency said quoting local