Tehran could cause significant disruption with cyber attacks against the U.S. government, companies, high-profile individuals—and possibly even the 2020 elections.
The homepage for the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program was altered to show a picture of a bloodied President Donald Trump being punched in the face before the website was taken down.
The U.S. government added three Russians and five companies said to be linked to Moscow's security forces.
As tensions ratcheted up between Russia and the West, NATO members were increasingly preparing for the worst.
Starting by targeting software in Ukraine, the ransomware NotPetya spread internationally, and the British government thinks the Russian military was behind it.
The hacking attack occurred last year, but the South Korean defense ministry has said little about it.
The hackers have obtained seven times more data than in the 2014 Sony security breach.
Government sites, banks, the postal service, Kiev's airport and the Chernobyl nuclear plant were all hit by the cyberattack.
The discovery of the plot led to a laptop ban on flights from eight majority Middle Eastern nations in March.
The Air Force's 50th Wing requested information from defense contractors for help thwarting cyberattacks.
The company's previous security breach exposed 1 billion users' data.
Americans paid about $325 million in cyber ransom in 2015, and that figure will rise dramatically this year.
The series of coordinated cyber attacks reportedly originated from Russia.