US CHARGES 2 IRANIANS OVER HACKING DEFENCE MATERIALS
Washington, US - Two Iranians were indicted on Monday in the United States with hacking a defence contractor and stealing sensitive software used to design bullets and warheads, according to the Justice Department.
According to the newly unsealed indictment businessman Mohammed Saeed Ajily (35) recruited Mohammed Reza Rezakhah (39) to break into companies’ computers to steal their software for resale to Iranian universities, the mil- itary and the government.
The two men - and a third who was arrested in 2013 and handed back to Iran in a prisoner swap last year - allegedly broke into the computers of Vermont-based Arrow Tech Associates.
The indictment said they stole in 2012 the company’s Prodas ballistics software, which is used to design and test bullets, warheads and other military ordnance projectiles.