‘Iranian hackers break into large companies’




Iranian hackers have successfully energy companies, airlines and telecommunications companies attacked in several countries. This enables an American security company. One of the command-and-control servers were in the Netherlands.

Iran The hackers would include companies in the United States, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, have managed to penetrate, as well as companies in India, Germany, France and England. That says security Cylance. Among other airlines Qatar Airlines and Korean Air would have become the victim, as well as the US energy company Calpine and the state oil company Saudi Aramco and Petr Eleos Mexicanos.

One of the command-and-control servers would have been in the Netherlands and have been placed with the major provider LeaseWeb. Also, a Dutch IP address used in SQL attacks, but the researchers note that it is not to say that the attackers also operated from the Netherlands: they probably were the only connection through another IP address, to prevent detection. Instead, the attackers have to be found in Iran, says Cylance.

According to the researchers, the attack is ongoing and the attackers can cause physical damage. In total, more than fifty companies have been compromised. Same attackers would have been in 2013 after an attack on the US Navy.

The Iranian government denies it has anything to do with the attack. “This is an accusation without proof, which is based on nothing,” said a spokesman for the Iranian Mission to the United States in front of Reuters.

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