The greater business community should be on higher alert for cyberattacks by nation-state actors after the report last week that President Trump signed a "presidential finding" around cyberwarfare that gives the CIA broader powers to launch cyberattacks against U.S. adversaries.

After all, following the Stuxnet attack by the U.S. in 2009 the Iranians responded not by attacking military facilities or critical infrastructure, but major banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and American Express.

“The financial sector and financial targets should be on significantly heightened watch over the next several weeks,” said Jason Healey, a senior fellow at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. “We already know that attacking financial targets is what Iran does. After Stuxnet they went after the banks.”

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