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Iran behind ‘unprecedented’ cyber attacks on Middle Eastern governments, says US security firm

January 20, 2019

Iranian hackers are suspected of orchestrating an “unprecedented scale” of cyber attacks targeting Middle Eastern governments in the last two years, a study has found.

Californian-based FireEye Intelligence said a wave of DNS hijacking had affected dozens of government servers, telecommunications and internet companies across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America.

The practice involves the use of malicious software to access sensitive information and data. Hacked aim to harvest and store usernames and passwords.

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