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NSA Chief Says Iranian Cyberattacks Against U.S. Have Slowed
« on: September 11, 2015, 04:54:24 AM »
http://www.wsj.com/articles/nsa-chief-says-iranian-cyberattacks-against-u-s-have-slowed-1441905372

NSA Chief Says Iranian Cyberattacks Against U.S. Have Slowed


Activity has fallen since nuclear talks intensified last year, Adm. Michael Rogers testifies



 
 

Adm. Michael Rogers spoke during at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday.  Photo: 


                     Bloomberg News





By Damian Paletta
    Damian Paletta
    The Wall Street Journal


              
  Updated Sept. 10, 2015 7:19 p.m.



WASHINGTON—Cyberattacks against the U.S. by Iranian hackers have eased noticeably since nuclear talks intensified last year, but there is no sign that Iran’s leaders plan to scuttle their cyberweapons program, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers said.

At a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Adm. Rogers said there was “significant Iranian activity” related to cyberattacks against U.S. financial firms a couple of years ago.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper added that Iran and North Korea are among a tier of nation states that have advanced cyberweapons, though they are considered unpredictable in how they use them.
Iran’s use of cyberweapons, however, has changed in the past year, Adm. Rogers said. After nuclear negotiations with Iran picked up speed in 2014, “we saw less activity directed directly against us,” he said.

Adm Rogers added, though, that the Iranian government appears to be “fully committed” to continue using cyberattacks as part of a national strategy.
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