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Coordinated cyber attacks on global critical infrastructure exposed

Cylance identified coordinated attacks by hackers based in Iran on more than 50 targets in 16 countries around the globe. Victim organizations were found in a variety of critical industries, with most attacks on airlines and airports, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications companies, government agencies and universities.

Through custom and publicly available tools that use, among other methods, SQL Injection, spear phishing, water holing attacks and hacking directly through public websites, the attackers were able to extract highly sensitive and confidential materials and compromise networks with persistent presence to such a severity that they have control over networks of victims in 16 countries.

Cylance found significant victims in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

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Source: Help Net Security

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