Key Pakistani Networks Penetrated By Iranian Hackers

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In another set of disturbing news for Pakistan who is already fighting conventional war almost on all its borders, Iranian Hackers are said to have penetrated into the critical networks of Pakistan posing a great threat. According to the researchers at Cylance this has been going on since 2012.

According to the report the hackers have “extracted highly sensitive materials” from government agencies and major infrastructor companies of countries like United States, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Cylance researchers called the effort “Operation Cleaver” and said it has “conducted a significant global surveillance and infiltration campaign.”

“During intense intelligence gathering over the last 24 months, we observed the technical capabilities of the Operation Cleaver team rapidly evolve faster than any previously observed Iranian effort,” the report said. “As Iran’s cyber warfare capabilities continue to morph, the probability of an attack that could impact the physical world at a national or global level is rapidly increasing. Their capabilities have advanced beyond simple website defacements.”

The 86-page report says evidence of Iranian involvement is clear, with Persian hacker names used throughout the campaign and many domains used registered in Iran.

Source: Express Tribune

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