US DOJ charges three Iranian hackers in ransomware scheme

Source: Axios

“The Department of Justice unsealed an indictment on Wednesday against three Iranian nationals charged with malicious computer activity between October 2020 and August 2022. … An indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges the defendants targeted hundreds of victims — including small businesses, nonprofits, local governments and ‘critical infrastructure,’ like healthcare organizations — in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Russia and Iran. ‘The indictment does not allege that these actors undertook these actions on behalf of the Government of Iran. Instead, the indictment alleges the actors were demanding to be paid themselves,’ the official said.” (09/14/22)