Iranians Hacked DOZENS of U.S. Banks, NYSE — TENS OF MILLIONS in Losses

ByPamela Geller on March 26, 2016
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Just over two weeks ago I posted here at Atlas about the Iranian government-backed hacking attack on the New York dam. Now it has been revealed that Iranian government hackers also targeted major U.S. banks, including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and HSBC, as well as the New York Stock Exchange.

This further exposes the treachery behind Obama’s nuclear pact with the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism.

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“Iranians Hacked New York Dam And Banks, Says US,” Sky News, March 24, 2016:

Seven hackers allegedly tied to the Iranian government have been charged with cyber-attacks on a small dam outside New York City and dozens of banks.

Unsealing the indictment in Washington DC, the Justice Department said all seven accused were employed by Iranian computer companies that have worked for the Iranian government.

The attacks on the American financial sector disabled bank websites and caused tens of millions of dollars in losses, say the charges.

The cyber-raids occurred between December 2011 and May 2013, escalating until they recurred on an almost weekly basis.

Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, HSBC and the New York Stock Exchange were among the targets, said US authorities.

“These attacks were relentless, they were systematic, and they were widespread,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters on Thursday.

One of the seven, Hamid Firoozi, is accused of hacking the control system of the Bowman Avenue Dam, about 20 miles (32km) north of New York City.

Luckily for operators of the 20ft high flood-control structure, its sluice gate had been disconnected from the computer system for maintenance at the time, so it could not be manipulated by the hacker.

The individuals named in the indictment are not in American custody….

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  • aposematic

    Iran/Islam, Obuma’s buddies in the destruction of America and the World.

  • Fred

    IRAN- proud sponsor of terrorism since 1979.

    Obama must have been smoking Crack then. He’d probably blame the hostages for getting captured at the American embassy in Tehran.

    Impeach Obama for treason, convict him , then send him to that supermax in Colorado. The one they call the Alcatraz of the Rockies!

    • conan_drum

      Not only Obama but his advisers, the POTUS is not a dictator. His whims are not acted on like Hitlker’s. Did none of them say this is bad idea?

    • Underzog

      Isn’t Marion today’s Alcatraz and isn’t that in Illinois?

      • Fred

        I don’t know anything about Marion.

        The Supermax in Colorado is where terrorists are sent, along with “the worst of the worst” Savages who can’t be controlled in other federal prisons get sent there.

        Most inmates there are in complete isolation. A previous warden called it, “a cleaner version of hell.”

        There are two guys I’d like to see sent there:

        Ronnell Wilson; he murdered NYPD detectives James Nemorin and Rodney Andrews in 2003. This savage also knocked up a prison guard. Then some P O S judge overturned his death sentence. He should be sent to Supermax.

        Obama should be impeached for treason and sent there as well.

  • Millionmileman

    Did they hack the computers of Chris Dodd, Barnie Frank or Elizabeth Warren?

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Not a problem, the democrats will simply cover the loss by borrowing more money, then writing it off as foreign aid to most favoured nations, in this case iran.

  • Benji0804

    Expect Cuba to get in on the hacking when stupid capitalist invest in new infrastructure
    in that country, bunch of morons at least they will deserve it.

  • Don Grantham

    Well, at this point there is only one possible avenue of action.
    Obama must, once again, apologize to Iran while America takes another one up the

  • Dio Jones

    America has to fall so all nations are against Israel…

    Always be a light that is .shininginthedark.

    • harbidoll

      after the last Lebanon war they decided they must take out US first, then Israel would fall.

      • Dio Jones

        The AC will make peace with Israel and then betray them…

  • Mara Lowe

    Muslims have one up on us Westerners. They are not hooked on or defined by instant gratification. Like a virus they will stay dormant, even forever, until conditions are right for them before strike. Imagine, the Muslim Brotherhood lying in wait with total patience and resolve, until Barry is in place apparently on his way out as pro-Iran, anti-Israel, pro communist-Cuba, anti-American, anti-democratic, ++++. Banks under attack? Coincidence? Think again.

    • Judi

      Hope and change anyone!

    • Per Madsen

      They have one up on the entire planet because they want to die. There’s no way to fight that.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Kill ’em before they can attack.

        The best defense is a good offense.

  • Drew the Infidel

    And we are led to believe Shrillary’s private server was not an easy hack target?

  • BonniePrinceCharlie

    As long as he can play golf, watch baseball and dance the tango, why should Obama worry? His work is done.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Obama should stay in Cuba with his Wookie wife Michelle.

      Maybe Obama can become Cuba’s first Presidente whose last name isn’t Castro.

  • conan_drum

    Hellary

  • Pray Hard

    The banks don’t care as long as we bail them out. We’ll learn later that it was a money laundering scheme and that the banks were involved. Just another day at the office for them.