DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks

Enlarge / An effective wiper of sorts. (credit: Getty Images)
With tensions between the US and Iran on the rise following the downing of a US military drone last week, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning that Iran is elevating its efforts to do damage to US interests through destructive malware attacks on industrial and government networks.
In a statement issued on Saturday, June 22, CISA Director Christopher C. Krebs said:
CISA is aware of a recent rise in malicious cyber activity directed at United States industries and government agencies by Iranian regime actors and proxies. Iranian regime actors and proxies are increasingly using destructive “wiper” attacks, looking to do much more than just steal data and money

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