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U.S. Government Warns of Data Wipers Used in Iranian Cyberattacks

U.S. Government Warns of Data Wipers Used in Iranian Cyberattacks (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

According to a statement by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an increase in cyberattacks utilizing destructive wiper tools has been detected targeting U.S. industries and government agencies by Iranian actors or proxies. The statement, titled "CISA Statement on Iranian Cybersecurity Threats", was posted today by CISA Director Chris Krebs to his Twitter account and issues a warning that Iranian affiliated actors are increasingly using destructive wiper attacks on targeted networks and computers. CISA Statement on Iranian Cybersecurity Threats This statement was uploaded to Twitter as an image, but can be read in its entirety below. Director Krebs has told BleepingComputer that the statement will be available on the CISA site in the near future. Iranian regime actors and proxies are increasingly using destructive 'wiper' attacks, looking to do much more than just steal data and money.

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