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US Charges Iranians for Violating Bans

US Charges Iranians for Violating BansUS Charges Iranians for Violating Bans

Two Iranian nationals have been charged for allegedly hacking a company in the US to steal defense software and sell it to clients in Iran, the US Department of Justice said in a statement on Monday.

Sales of such software to Iran violate US export controls and sanctions.

“An indictment was unsealed today charging Mohammed Reza Rezakhah, 39, and Mohammed Saeed Ajily, 35, both Iranian nationals, with a criminal conspiracy relating to computer fraud and abuse, unauthorized access to and theft of information from computers, wire fraud, exporting a defense article without a license and violating sanctions against Iran,” the statement said, Sputnik reported. According to the indictment, the two worked together to hack into computers to obtain software, which they would then sell and redistribute in Iran. As part of the plan, Rezakhah hacked Arrow Tech, a software design company, and stole pieces of its Projectile Rocket Ordnance Design and Analysis System software, and Ajily, a businessman, marketed the stolen PRODAS software as one of the products he could offer to his Iranian clients.

 

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