(NBC NEWS) Seven Iranian computer experts linked to the government in Tehran were charged Thursday with cyber attacks against American banks and a dam in New York.
The FBI released mug shots of the alleged hackers named in the indictment as the charges were announced at a news conference in Washington, D.C.
They worked for private security companies that have performed work for the Iranian government, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, officials said. But U.S. officials stopped short of accusing Iranian authorities or intelligence of being behind the attacks.
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