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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 7 Iranian Hackers Accused of Attacking US Banks

7 Iranian Hackers Accused of Attacking US Banks

7 Iranian Hackers Accused of Attacking US Banks

Added: Monday, March 28th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2016
The US government has unsealed an indictment against Iranian hackers, who were charged with hacking the US banks along with a small dam between 2011 and 2013. The US authorities believe that the hackers are working on behalf of the Iranian government.


The development of events marked a shift in the relations between Iran and the United States after the countries negotiated a nuclear treaty. Media reports did link the hack to the Islamic Republic, but the indictment against the Iranians has been sitting on Justice Department shelves for more than a year before being partly released. It turned out that specific Iranians were accused of engaging in cyber attacks against critical infrastructure of the United States. The men, linked to Iranian tech firms, were accused of blocking access to 46 American financial institution websites, including PNC, Bank of America, NYSE and Capital One.

The DDoS attacks were carried out by bombarding the bank sites with useless traffic from drone machines, disabling access for customers. They are the equivalent of a telephone’s busy signal, and remediating them cost the banks tens of millions of dollars.

The disruptions were considered a major escalation in a cyberwar between the two countries, which was started by Americans early in the Obama presidency by using a sophisticated computer worm Stuxnet to disrupt an Iranian nuclear reactor. In 2013, the United States found the bank hackers inside the control system of a small dam outside New York City, which played no key significance in US waterways. Anyway, the intrusion put the US on alert because it demonstrated Iran was capable of hacking into infrastructure control systems.

The US investigators were discouraged from charging the hackers because the United States tried to negotiate a treaty governing its nuclear program. Moreover, US officials admitted that such cyber attacks from Iran have been less common. The indictment was made public after the Bowman incident was disclosed in a December WSJ article. Since the accused are in Iran, it is unlikely they will ever appear in a US court, but the FBI hopes one of the defendants may travel for vacation or education to a country more friendly to the United States.

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Date:  Monday, March 28th, 2016

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkieKitty (2016-03-28 21:44:24)
Selsley avatarhmmm ok for america to hack iranian power stations but get pissed when they get hacked back, will they ever learn? the mightier than thou complex bites again.

posted by Verified Uploader (2016-03-29 07:23:33)
knowumsayin avatarhmmm, an astonishing display of hate for America in some of these comments.

Besides paralyzing 46 financial institutions, computer hackers in Obama's beloved country of Iran also breached the computer-guided controls of the Bowman Dam in Rye Brook, NY.

They either confused it for the much larger Bowman Dam in Oregon, or perhaps it was a dry run for the disruption of some other major element of America's power grid.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET lovermenSunTurtle (2016-03-29 18:51:14)
Sammy1968 avatar"hmmm ok for America to hack Iranian power stations but get pissed when they get hacked back, will they ever learn? the mightier than thou complex bites again."

Ya, it is okay that we do that. Why? Because they have to kill all Westerners(USA)/ and Europeans. Get a clue Selsley. You make me me sick. They do not care about human life/sacrifices.

posted by (2016-03-29 23:06:48)
No avatarWith all those who always have a problem with America, they are clearly hypocrites! Which country has maintained world stability since World War Two? Which country is the worlds most charitable? Which country has the most significant response after disasters? Which country is the super power that allows its enemies to thrive without blasting them to the next world? Those guys who like to complain wouldn't even be able to use the internet in Iran! How many Arabian countries are taking in refugees?

posted by (2016-03-30 07:50:39)
No avatarIf you honestly believe that the US stands for world stability then you're either: 1) delusional or 2) incredibly stupid, as in unintelligent - lacking basic reading comprehenesion.

How many arabian countries that are taking refugees? 10% or Jordan's population is now Syrian refugees. That's about 650.000.
Or in other numbers, about 95% of the Syrian refugees reside in five(that's 5 for those that can't understand words) countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The US has promised to take in 10.000 refugees over the course of 12 months. Sweden took in 180.000, Germany even more so.

Now other things we can accredit to the US: the war on North and South Vietnam, the funding and training of Al-Quaida, training, funding and support for the Contras, Auguso Pinochet, the overthrowing of Iran's democratically elected government, the backing of dictators, hiring terrorists and terrorist states, the undermining of democratic elections in many countries, reinstating the Scillian mafia towards the end of WWII (Fascists don't like competition and as such Franco completely destroyed the Italian mafia), effectively ruining the possibility for growing crops in Latin America and so on, the list can really go on for much longer than I care to write - and these are not personal opinions by the way, these are facts and objective truths.

posted by ET junkieTurtle (2016-03-31 01:29:53)
kidcanvas avatarwe should be wreaking havoc on them in return. sadly alamira has a point , of course theres just as much good that we have done ,your not going to list that of course

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