Microsoft Says Iran Hackers Have Targeted US And Israeli Defense Firms

October 11, 2021


Sean Lyngaas



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An Iranian hacking group targeted U.S. and Israeli firms in the aerospace, maritime, and defense sectors from at least July through October 2021, according to Microsoft. Approximately 250 companies were targeted and fewer than 20 were breached. Microsoft announced that some companies are still vulnerable to repeat attacks. Several of the targeted companies have contracted with the U.S., European Union, and Israeli governments and have developed satellite systems, drone technology and radars.