FBI warns US companies to be aware of potential cyberattacks from Iran

US companies need to be aware of potential Iranian-supported cyberattacks, according to FBI.

Published Sat, Dec 13 2014 4:14 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

US companies need to be aware of increasingly sophisticated Iranian cyberespionage operations, according to the FBI, with targets ranging from educational institutions, energy firms, defense contractors, and additional critical infrastructure.

FBI warns US companies to be aware of potential cyberattacks from Iran | TweakTown.com

As part of Operation Cleaver, there have been 50 victims in 16 countries reported so far, according to cybersecurity company Cylance. The FBI's "Flash" report also included technical details about sophisticated malware and attack strategies that are likely being used by Iranian cybercriminals. "It underscores Iran's determination and fixation on large-scale compromise of critical infrastructure," Cylance CEO Stuart McClure reportedly noted.

Potential victims have been asked by the FBI to speak with them, especially if potential links point towards foreign cybercriminals.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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