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November 5, 2015 6:56 am

Report: Iran Hacking Email Accounts of Obama Administration Officials

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Screenshot.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Screenshot.

Wall Street Journal – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard military force hacked email and social-media accounts of Obama administration officials in recent weeks in attacks believed to be tied to the arrest in Tehran of an Iranian-American businessman, US officials said.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the US officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger US-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties.

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