Is Russia Helping Iran to Hack US Military Contractors?

In April, US computer security experts had to combat a threat from a gang of hackers, believed to be Iranian, who were trying to hack into the network of a military contractor.

Had the hackers been successful, it could have been a major problem for US national security, but luckily, the defenders managed to block them at every turn.

The defenders believe that Russia may have been involved in this hacking attempt, as the Iranian hackers were using a toolset that belonged to a Russian mercenary hacker who attacked Ukraine in 2015 and shut down parts of the country’s power grid.

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Carl Wright, an executive at TrapX, the Silicon Valley security firm that thwarted the hackers last month, said: “This is the very first time we’ve catalogued an attack where Iranian hackers are working with Russian hackers-for-hire.”

Is Russia Helping Iran to Hack US Military Contractors?