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April 17, 2012

Iran: Security researcher ignored by banks hacks the banks instead

  • cause About a year ago, Iranian security researcher Khosrow Zarefarid found a major security flaw in the country’s banking system and created a formal report.
  • effect He sent the report to  the CEOs of a number of banks in the country, who completely ignored it. Zarefarid decided to make his findings public in response.
  • result Zarefarid recently put up a link revealing the account info of 3 million users. Zarefarid, who left Iran, didn’t appear to use the info he hacked, just leaked it. source
11:26 // 1 year ago
November 29, 2011

And British officials aren’t happy: On Tuesday, Iranian protesters angry with the British government stormed the country’s embassy in Tehran, forcing diplomats to flee out the back door for their safety. The move came after the British government placed sanctions on Iran, preventing British banks from doing business with Iranian banks out of concern they were helping to facilitate the country’s nuclear program. The British government condemned the actions. “We are outraged by this. It is utterly unacceptable,” the UK Foreign Office said in a statement. source

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10:33 // 2 years ago