The New York Department of Financial Services issued a warning regarding the potential for “heightened risk of cyber attacks” from interests aligned with Iran following the recent US action against Qassem Soleimani. Although it identified no specific, credible reports of new cyber activities sponsored by Iran, DFS cautioned that “all regulated entities should be prepared to respond quickly to any suspected cyber incidents.” In the past, noted DFS, Iranian-aligned hackers have principally relied on “common hacking tactics” such as phishing, credential stuffing, password spraying and aiming at unpatched devices.