Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

April 16, 2015 8:39 PM

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WikiLeaks today posted tens of thousands of documents that hackers stole last year from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The U.S. blamed that cyberattack on North Korea. China, Russia and Iran are also accused by the U.S. of routinely hacking their adversaries. A private study that'll be released tomorrow says Iran in particular has increased the scope of its cyberattacks in the past few months. If true, Iran is doing so in the midst of delicate negotiations to curtail its nuclear program. But some are casting doubt on the study's conclusions. NPR national security correspondent David Welna has more.

DAVID WELNA, BYLINE: It's titled "The Growing Cyber Threat From Iran" and the yet-to-be-released report's co-author is Fred Kagan. He's the director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, the hawkish Washington think tank. Kagan warns in that report that Western nation...

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