Department of Justice

Department of Justice Indicts Seven Iranians for State-Sponsored Hacking

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The Department of Justice has announced the indictment of seven Iranian hackers alleged to work for the Iranian government on charges stemming from a coordinated string of distributed denial of service (“DDoS”) attacks primarily against U.S. financial institutions from 2011 to 2013.  One of the hackers is also charged with hacking into the supervisory control and data acquisition (“SCADA”) systems of a dam in Rye, New York, outside of New York City, in 2013.  Loretta E. Lynch, the Attorney General of the United States, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District [...] Read more

International Collaboration Disrupts GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker

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On June 2, 2014, in collaboration with the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a multi-national effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet, an extremely sophisticated type of malware designed to steal banking and other credentials from infected computers. The DOJ and the FBI also announced that command and control servers central to CryptoLocker, a form of “ransomware” that encrypts and locks the files on victims’ computers and demands a fee in return for unlocking those files, [...] Read more