back to article US charges Iranians with hacking into an NY dam, blasting banks offline

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged seven Iranian hackers over a string of high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against banks. The seven allegedly worked with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-affiliated entities to run a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks against the US financial sector. One …

  1. NoneSuch
    Pint

    Stuxnet

    And the Americans / Israeli's destroyed centrifuges in Iran.

    We'll call it a draw.

    It's pub o'clock.

  2. Mark 85 Silver badge

    And the game-playing by various states continues..... I'm waiting for some country to name 5-Eye's employees and file charges. Where's the popcorn?

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  4. Palpy

    What's that you say?

    Your SCADA files got encrypted? And you're being asked for ransom? <Terry Jones voice> "You got a nice water plant there, New York -- be a shame if sumfing happened to it..."

    The thing is, so far there's not a large monetary value seen in hacking SCADA. AFAIK, most non-vandalism hacks have been to co-opt servers for botnets.

    That could change.

    1. Adam 52 Silver badge

      Re: What's that you say?

      Not just water treatment works, more money in the big corporates and less chance of a terrorism conviction - think "nice office you've got there JP Morgan, how much would it cost if the lifts started dropping uncontrollably or the power cut out."

      For obvious reasons these don't get much publicity but our security consultants assure us that they're happening.

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

        Re: What's that you say?

        Good point, bad example - elevators don't work (or rather fail, in this case) like that. You'd have to cut the cables and disable the emergency brakes. That's a black bag job involving power tools or explosives.

        If the target is something like JP Morgan, an attack on their lines of communications would be really threatening.

  5. W4YBO

    "Firoozi did not have that capability because the sluice gate had been manually disconnected..."

    Did he attempt to manipulate the sluice gate? Just curious.

  6. Mahhn

    Iran, as one of the last 3 countries who's central bank is not yet owned by the Rothschilds, will be attacked by (US/UN) and crushed into debt like the rest of the world. No matter what excuse is needed.

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