The US government yesterday announced indictments against six Iranians for hacking US financial institutions from 2011 to 2013. From the Department of Justice’s press release:

A grand jury in the Southern District of New York indicted seven Iranian individuals who were employed by two Iran-based computer companies, ITSecTeam (ITSEC) and Mersad Company (MERSAD), that performed work on behalf of the Iranian Government, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, on computer hacking charges related to their involvement in an extensive campaign of over 176 days of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

The high-profile announcement was made by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Director James B. Comey of the FBI, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York.