U.S says Iran is responsible for hacking against banks

U.S says Iran is responsible for hacking against banks

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (L) and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey (C) hold a news conference to announce indictments on Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam.

On Thursday the Obama administration announced the indictment of seven Iranian hacker dozens of Bank of America and New York dam 2011-2013 cyberattack coordinated movement.

The indictment alleges that, in federal court in New York City filed, the suspect described, who lives in Iran, because they believe "experienced computer hacker" has been on behalf of the Iranian government.

At least 46 major financial institutions and financial sector companies are based on the impact of the indictment hacker activity.

At a news conference, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the seven Iranians caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. Iranians suspected of attacks on the dam could be a significant threat to Americans, she said.

Justice Department officials announced the indictment in what is one of the highest foreign national renown American hackers charges in the indictment, the press conference held in Washington.

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