US indicts seven Iranians with hacking American banks

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Washington (AFP)

The United States has indicted seven Iranians working for two private computer companies on charges of hacking nearly 50 financial institutions and companies in America over nearly two years, prosecutors announced Thursday.

The hack attacks began in December 2011 and escalated in September 2012, then occurring on a near weekly basis until May 2013, the indictment said. Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank and HSBC were among those affected, it added.