Iran is not expected to extradite the accused hackers.
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The Obama administration announced Thursday the indictment of seven Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyberattacks on dozens of U.S. banks and a New York dam from 2011 to 2013, signaling an effort by officials to more publicly confront cybercrime waged on behalf of foreign nations.Separately, the U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted two Iranian companies Thursday for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program and also sanctioned two British businessmen it said were helping an airline used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.Though the indictment comes at a time of reduced tensions between the U.S. and Iran after a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, it is not expected that Iran will allow their extradition to the U.S. to face charges.
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