The New York Times revealed that the US carried out a
The attack took place on June 20, the US hackers had interfered with the cyber capabilities of Iran’s paramilitary arm to target the shipping in the Gulf. The database was used by Iran Guards to choose the tankers to target.
Iranian experts are still working to recover the database and the computer systems, including military communications networks, affected by the attack.
The attack launched on June 20, 2019, is just the last battle in a silent cyber conflict between the US and Iran. The US Governments believe that the cyber attack is a proportional response against the attack against one of its drones.
Analysts believe that the
Experts pointed out that since the June 20 attack, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps did not target US tankers. The Guard only seized a British oil tanker after one of the vessels of its fleet was detained.
“Though the effects of the June 20
The operation conducted by the US Cyber Command aims at demonstrating the cyber capabilities of the United States and its ability in responding to any hostile act
“Cyber Command has taken a more aggressive stance toward potential operations under the Trump administration, thanks to new congressional authorities and an executive order giving the Defense Department more leeway to plan and execute strikes.” reports the NY Times.
“The head of United States Cyber Command, Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, describes his strategy as “persistent engagement” against adversaries. Operatives for the United States and for various adversaries are carrying out constant low-level digital attacks, said the senior defense official. The American operations are calibrated to stay well below the threshold of war, the official added.