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Iranian-Based Cyberattack Activity On The Rise, Mandiant Report Says

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Iranian-Based Cyberattack Activity On The Rise, Mandiant Report SaysNew report details the rise of suspected Iranian and Syrian-based cyber-attacks.

The worlds of politics and business often intersect in the physical world, and the realm of cyberspace is no different. This was probably no clearer than in 2013, which saw a number of politically motivated attacks against companies across the world. In a new report from Mandiant, now part of FireEye, researchers describe a threat landscape where political conflicts have spurred hackers into action in attacks against the private sector. But while much of the talk about cyberespionage and attacks on the US has often centered on China, increased activity by attackers with suspected links to Iran and Syria is increasingly catching the attention of security experts.

"Although Iran has long been considered a second-tier actor behind China and Russia, recent speculation has focused on Iran's interest in perpetrating offensive...(continued)

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