US Cyber Attack foils Iran’s ability to attack Oil Tankers

A Cyber Attack launched on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) by US Intelligence in June this year is reported to have foiled the ability of Iran’s military to future attack Oil Tankers in the sea.

Highly placed sources report that the cyber attack was launched on the same day when US President Donald Trump called off military strikes against Iran’s military at the last minute after Iran downed a US Drone at the Strait of Hormuz.

“It was a well-planned attack on the digital assets of IRGC which wiped out the entire control systems of the paramilitary force- a separate unit aside maintained alongside Iran’s conventional military”, say experts from the New York Times.

Although the white house did not react to the news, a spokesperson from the Trump Administration says that their leader is not going to spare such outside-the-war related cultures anymore.

The official added that all such activities are designed to help Iran change its behavior without initiating a physical military war which could do a lot of damage to human lives than expected.

“It is a direct message to adversaries that the United States has a lot of capabilities to retaliate to such attacks of any genre,” says Norman Roule, a former intelligence official.

Army Gen Paul M, who happens to be the head of Cyber Command for the United States said that the American operations are calibrated to stay well below the threshold of war. However, when provoked, the consequences could become serious.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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