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Hackers Target European Energy Firm: Researchers

January 24, 2020

Hackers who may have ties to Iran have recently turned their attention to the European energy sector, using open source tools to target one firm’s network as part of an cyberespionage operation, according to the security firm Recorded Future.

The precise goal of the campaign that the Recorded Future analysts describe in a report released Thursday is not clear, although other studies have found that several Iranian-backed advanced persistent threat groups have targeted U.S. and European businesses connected to the energy sector over the last several years – before the tensions between the U.S. and Iran recently heated up.

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