Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies
Cyber security researchers with the US government and private firm FireEye are seeing an increase of Iranian and Chinese cyber attacks on American companies and the US government. These developments are related to the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the US-China trade war, respectively.
During the recent US government shutdown, the Department of Homeland Security actually issued an emergency order in response to a surge in Iranian hacking activity. Meanwhile, China seems to have abandoned its 2015 agreement with the US to end American and Chinese hacking activity aimed at the theft of trade secrets. According to US security experts, Chinese hackers have recently launched cyber espionage campaigns against a wide range of US targets, including military agencies and companies such as Boeing, General Electric Aviation and T-Mobile.