Among the seven Iranians freed in a prisoner swap between the United States and Iran over the weekend was a man accused of hacking into a Vermont-based defense firm to steal software. His case was a reminder that cyberspace has been a flashpoint in the often-tense U.S./Iran relationship. Federal officials announced in December 2015 that Nima Golestaneh had pleaded guilty to hacking aerodynamics firm Arrow Tech Associates. According to the plea deal, he helped infiltrate Arrow Tech in October 2012 using servers that masked the identity and origin of the attackers.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: FCW