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Russian Hackers Invaded Control Rooms of U.S. Power Companies, President Trump Warns Iran

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that hackers from a Russian state-sponsored group invaded the control rooms of U.S. power companies. Tension grows between the US and Iran after President Trump warns the Iranian President.
Marios Athinodorou
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The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that hackers from a Russian state-sponsored group invaded the control rooms of U.S. power companies. There were two attacks by the Russian group: the first attack was back in the 2016 and the second attack throughout 2017.

The Russian hackers broke the security networks of American important power companies last year and possibly caused some blackouts.

It most probably carried out by hackers that are specialist and worked for a Russian stated sponsored group known as Dragonfly or Energetic bears, according to Wall Street Journal.

The hackers probably manage to enter the company’s facilities by acquiring fake identities of actual employees.

Russia has denied any involvement in hacking the US infrastructure.


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On other news, President Donald Trump warned his Iranian counterpart in a Twitter post to ‘NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN’ which creates more tension between the two countries.

The tension between the US and Iran has increased since President Donald Trump withdrawn the US from the Iran nuclear deal.

President Trump Tweet “To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”

On Sunday, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the American President to not pursuing hostile policies by saying “War with Iran is the mother of all wars.”

The Iranian leader also said, “You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests”.

On Monday morning, Trump’s security advisor who is well known about his hawkish bias backed the presidents warnings by saying in a statement “I spoke to the President over the last several days, and President Trump told me that if Iran does anything at all to the negative, they will pay a price like few countries have ever paid before.”

This article was written by Marios Athinodorou, TeleTrade’s market analyst, and commentator. Among others, Marios is delivering weekly trading webinars. Sign up for upcoming webinars here.

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