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Stuart McClure: Cylance Report Describes Iran’s Attacks on Global Infrastructure

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CyberCrimeKeyboardA new report from Cylance has described how Iran works to carry out attacks on critical infrastructures worldwide.

Stuart McClure, CEO and president of Cylance, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday those attackers “are fortifying their hold on dozens of networks that if crippled would affect the lives of billions of people.”

“Over two years ago the Iranians deployed the Shamoon malware on Saudi Aramco, the most destructive attack against a corporate network to date, digitally destroying three quarters of Aramco’s PCs,” said McClure.

He said such an attack indicates that large scale attacks “are not only possible but impending.”

“Over the last two years, we have watched the Iranians successfully compromise over half of the 50+ targets we have had visibility into, achieving in some cases full compromise over not just servers and workstations, but network infrastructure and administrator credentials,” McClure wrote.

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