FBI: Iran govt hackers targeted US children's hospital

Iranian government-backed hackers tried to attack a leading US hospital for children in 2020, but were deterred after American authorities learned of the plan, FBI director Chris Wray said Wednesday.

“In the summer of 2020, hackers sponsored by the Iranian government tried to conduct one of the most despicable cyber attacks I’ve ever seen… when they decided to go after Boston Children’s Hospital,” Wray said in a speech on cyber threats at Boston College.

Wray said that US authorities received a report from an intelligence partner that the hospital was about to be targeted.