Hackers Target Airlines, Energy Firms

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CBJ – Iranian hackers have managed to infiltrate some of the world’s largest energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a devious, diabolical plot that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

Aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy firms, hospitals, and telecommunications operators based in the United States, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, France, England have been hit by the campaign, the research firm said, without naming individual companies.

A person familiar with the research said U.S. energy firm Calpine Corp, state-controlled oil companies Saudi Aramco and Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), as well as flag carriers Qatar Airlines and Korean Air were among the specific targets.

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