Iran cited as growing threat in cybersecurity landscape

In the new Accenture Cyber Threatscape Report 2018, Iran is cited as an emerging player in the cyberattack space. The cybersecurity firm’s iDefense threat intelligence team says it has seen a “significant” uptick in not only cyberattacks but also cyberespionage campaigns launched by hackers in the country.

During the first half of 2018, Accenture says attacks emerging from Iran grew and this trend is likely to continue. The researchers say that state-sponsored attacks, in particular, have increased — and together with hacktivists in the country, they represent a “disruptive or destructive cyberthreat against the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.”

Read more about the findings of the new report by Accenture on ZDNet.