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Utah Cyber Team Thwarts Alleged Iran Digital Intrusions

Cybersecurity experts in Utah have taken measures to combat an increase in alleged digital intrusion attempts from Iran targeting state government websites. Deseret News reported Thursday that the automated digital surveillance attempts were not aimed at hacking, but instead identifying weak points in state computer systems. Utah Department of Technology Services officials say the alleged attempts were unsuccessful and cybersecurity personal were able to block digital traffic once it was detected. Officials say the department has not seen any traffic since putting countermeasures in place. Experts say the alleged traffic comes less than a week after a U.S. drone strike killed top Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.