Federal investigators have an ever-evolving threat that John Edgar Hoover could never have anticipated – hacking.
The FBI issued a warning to businesses recently about a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation that could soon target energy firms, defense contractors and educational institutions, Reuters reports.
The operation hacked at least 50 businesses in 16 countries last week, according to cyber security firm Cylance Inc.
The firm believes the Iranian government is behind the attacks, but the FBI stopped short of making that conclusion.
Tehran has been spending a lot of money on its cyber abilities.
“They are good and have a lot of talent in the country,” said Dave Kennedy, CEO of TrustedSEC LLC. “They are definitely a serious threat, no question.”