The United States continues investigation on former air force officer Monica Witt. She would have helped Iran to carry out cyber espionage directed at former colleagues.
Witt worked from 1997 to 2008 in the US Air Force intelligence department. She then worked for two years as a freelancer. Witt had high security clearance.
In 2013, Witt moved to Iran. There she would have shared classified information about former colleagues. With its data, the Iranian company Net Peygard Samavat Company planned a cyber attack in 2014 to extract information from Witt’s former colleagues.
The company did that by making contact with fake accounts on social media. Net Peygard tried to install malicious software to target their online activities.
In addition to Witt, the US tries four Iranians who are involved in cyber attacks. The country also imposes sanctions on the Iranian companies Net Peygard and New Horizon Organization.
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