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Iranian hackers breached US govt agency, deploy crypto miner

An unnamed Iranian state-sponsored hacking group managed to compromise the endpoints belonging to an American Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) organization, and used its access to deploy a cryptocurrency miner.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) published (opens in new tab) the findings earlier this week. As per its report, CISA was brought in, in mid-June, to investigate suspicions of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. 

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