That Time Iranian Hackers Paralyzed Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Casino
InternetIranian hackers were behind the shutdown of a major Las Vegas casino in February, wiping hard drives clean and stealing some customers' Social Security and driver's license numbers in the process, Businessweek reported on Thursday.
The casino's websites were also defaced with images condemning Las Vegas Sand Corp. owner, billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in retaliation to comments he had made about using nuclear weapons on Iran, NBC reported.
According to a report released by US cyber security firm Cylance entitled "Operation Cleaver," Iran has been developing its cyber technology for the sake of military readiness, so that in the event of a conflict it has the ability to shut down core facilities around the world.The FBI recently warned US businesses to be wary of Iran's sophisticated hacking operations, which have targeted defense contractors, energy firms, educational institutions and other critical infrastructure organizations in 16 countries.
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