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Officials Believe Iran Behind Cyberattacks on Banks

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The United States believes Iran is behind cyber attacks on American banks and the oil industry in the Middle East, officials said.

Although they have not made such an assertion publicly, officials have characterized the attacks that occurred in recent months as initiated by a "state actor."

And one official said that U.S. intelligence has observed and tracked the attacks coming from Iran. The official would not offer details, but said there is a belief that those involved were surrogates working with the Iranian government.