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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:27 AM Feb 2015

Iran hacks America where it hurts: Las Vegas casinos


US director of National Intelligence James Clapper has accused Iran of orchestrating a 2014 hack of the Las Vegas Sands casino. The attack crippled the magnificent cultural institution's IT infrastructure.

Clapper told a US Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday (US time) that the hack of the US$14 billion casino was the handiwork of Iran rather than ordinary hacking groups, Bloomberg reports.

"While both of these nations (Iran and North Korea) have lesser technical capabilities in comparison to Russia and China, these destructive attacks demonstrate that Iran and North Korea are motivated and unpredictable cyber-actors," Clapper says.

The attacks brought down the casino's IT systems including email but not the most valuable components of the organisation.

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Iran hacks America where it hurts: Las Vegas casinos (Original Post) steve2470 Feb 2015 OP
Interesting Scootaloo Feb 2015 #1


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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:53 AM
Feb 2015

Iran hacked into the Sands casino. I'm not sure I would call it a "magnificent cultural institution" but whatever.

The Sands casino is owned by Sheldon Adelson.

Adelson advocates nuking iran and his funding is a major factor in US politics, particularly with regards to Republicans.

I think fucking up the mail systems of someone who is trying to buy a politician willing to annihilate your country with nuclear weapons is fair.

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