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    Obama Administration to Indict Iranians for 2013 New York Dam Hack

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    The US Department of Justice has prepared an indictment against Iranian hackers allegedly involved in the 2013 cyberattack on the control systems of a New York dam, local media reported on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Obama administration will make an announcement about the indictment next week, CNN reported citing US officials familiar with the investigation into the hack.

    In December 2015, the Wall Street Journal published a report stating that Iranian hackers infiltrated control systems two of a dam in Rye, New York, some 20 miles northeast from New York City.

    The office of US Senator Charles Schumer claimed that the hack took place amid a slew of attacks launched by Iranian hackers against the websites of several US banks.

    In recent years, US government agencies and businesses have fallen victim to numerous cyberattacks.

    In April 2015, the US Office of Personnel Management acknowledged that hackers have attacked its networks, compromising the personal data of more than 21 million current and former US government employees.


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