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Iran-Linked Hackers Recently Targeted Coronavirus Drugmaker Gilead -Sources

LONDON/WASHINGTON — Hackers linked to Iran have targeted staff at U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc in recent weeks, according to publicly-available web archives reviewed by Reuters and three cybersecurity researchers, as the company races to deploy a treatment for the …

Nine Dead in Turkey as 5.7 Earthquake Strikes Western Iran

ANKARA, Turkey — Nine people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The quake centered west of the Iranian city of Khoy and affected villages …

U.S. Officials Brace for Cyber-Attack Retaliation From Iran

Iranian officials are likely considering a cyber-attack against the U.S. in the wake of an airstrike that killed one of its top military officials. Former U.S. officials and security experts said there is precedent for such concerns amid years of …

Iran’s Cyber Attack on Billionaire Adelson Provides Lesson on Strategy

As the U.S. awaits possible retribution over a recent airstrike that killed a top general, there’s at least one American businessman who can attest, in detail, to what happened after he provoked Iran. In October 2013, Sheldon Adelson, the casino …

Oil Trims Losses on Conflicting Signals About Saudi Recovery

Oil pared an earlier decline on contradicting reports about when Saudi Arabia will restore production lost in unprecedented attacks. A Financial Times report citing unidentified Saudi sources contradicted an earlier article from Reuters that the kingdom is close to restoring …

Gulf Tanker Incidents May Raise Shippers’ Costs, Cut Traffic

Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a …

Seeking to Avoid Escalation, Ships Deploy Unarmed Guards to Navigate Gulf

LONDON — Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in the region, security companies involved said. Relations between Iran and the West are increasingly …

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Tensions with US

WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted …

Airlines Avoid Strait of Hormuz After Iran-U.S. Tensions Escalate

Airlines worldwide are diverting flights away from southern Iran, lengthening travel times, after the Federal Aviation Administration issued an edict barring American operators from the region amid escalating tensions with the Persian Gulf country. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dutch carrier KLM …

Insurer Says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Likely Organized Tanker Attack

LONDON/OSLO — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters. The …