DOJ charges 3 Iranian nationals in global hacking conspiracy

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The Justice Department has charged three Iranian nationals for facilitating a global computer hacking campaign "that allegedly targeted hundreds of victims for extortion, including local U.S. governments, power companies, and a domestic violence shelter," NPR reports.

An indictment unsealed in New Jersey revealed that Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi, and Amir Hossein Nickaein have been executing the hacking conspiracy since October 2020. Their campaign targeted companies and government institutions in the United States, Britain, Israel, Russia, and Iran, NPR adds.

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