The U.S. Justice Department files an indictment against seven Iranians, claiming they coordinated a hacking campaign going back to 2012 and 2013, against dozens of U.S. banks and a New York dam. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Obama administration on Thursday formally blamed Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks from 2011 to 2013 on dozens of U.S. banks and a New York dam. The Justice Department unsealed an indictment against seven Iranians believed to have been working on behalf of the Iranian government and described as "experienced computer hackers." At least 46 major financial institutions and financial sector companies were affected by the hacking campaign, according to the indictment. The case is one of the highest-profile U.S. indictments against a foreign nation on hacking charges. It follows a landmark 2014 case in which a grand jury charged five members of the Chinese military with hacking into American computer networks and engaging in cyber espionage on behalf of a foreign government.