A flame burns at the Shell Deer Park oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas. Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say The country has grown as a talented, and destructive, network threat over the last several years. Expect more network-enabled spying and possibly destructive cyber attacks in the wake of the killing of Iran’s most important military commanders, experts said. “We will probably see an uptick in espionage, primarily focused on government systems, as Iranian actors seek to gather intelligence and better understand the dynamic geopolitical environment. What’s Next for Iran’s Cyber Actors?
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