CAUGHT IN THE ACT? Iranians Charged with Cyber Attacks on U.S. Banks

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 9.44.10 AMThese are the people we’ve made a deal with? Who scream ‘death to America’ and hack our banks. Wow.

Seven Iranian computer experts linked to the government in Tehran were charged Thursday with cyber attacks against American banks and a dam in New York.

The FBI released mug shots of the alleged hackers named in the indictment as the charges were announced at a news conference in Washington, D.C.

They worked for private security companies that have performed work for the Iranian government, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, officials said. But U.S. officials stopped short of accusing Iranian authorities or intelligence of being behind the attacks.

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FBI Director James Comey said the suspects may be out of reach while they are in Iran — but the indictments should have them looking over their shoulder if they travel.

“The world is small and our memories are long,” Comey said. “We never say never.”


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