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Where China leads, Iran follows: US warns of 'contract' hackers exploiting Citrix, Pulse Secure and F5 VPNs

Pascal Monett Silver badge

"malicious persons from Iran"

Well isn't there a simple solution ? Block all Iran IP addresses on the router, problem solved.

I can understand that media sectors and, eventually, financial sectors could welcome IP traffic from Iran, but please explain how exactly an Iranian citizen in Iran is going to sign up for US healthcare, insurance or use US government facilities ? Don't they all require US residency ?

Maybe there are dual-citizenship US/Iranian people who regularly go to Iran, but they can understand that they need to be in the US to conduct their US business. And a VPN is not all that expensive.

Why is it that key government websites accept traffic from any country other than their own anyway ? I fail to see what benefit a Chinese citizen in China can find in browsing impots.gouv.fr, especially as that site is exclusively in French, and they don't have a login anyway.

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