The US mainstream media has long been circulating stories about cyberattacks allegedly committed by Iranian, North Korean, Chinese and Russian hackers. In his recent op-ed for Bloomberg, James Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral and a former NATO supreme allied commander, Europe (SACEUR), called upon the government to focus on the development of cyber forces. © Flickr / Alejandro Juárez‘Propaganda’? US Stokes Fears of Imminent Iranian Cyber AttacksAccording to Stavridis, the US is "being attacked from cyberspace right now, and that demands an immediate response." However, Lifshits believes that the admiral's alarmist stance is just part of a broader agenda. "One should not forget that there is this US' foreign policy game with its opponents, there is a defense budget, and there is an external enemy, on which the blame is usually pinned for [Washington's] incompetence in the field of cybersecurity. … [Read more...] about Does the Iranian Cyber Army Really Pose an Imminent Threat to US?
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"While we have no specific threats, we have seen an increase in chatter related to Iranian threat activity over the past several weeks," Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future, a global real-time cyber threat intelligence company, told Reuters Wednesday. The company has been predicting since May, when the US pulled out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran and six other nations, that Tehran would respond to renewed American hostility with a cyber attack in the next two to four months, AP reported. © AFP 2018 / ATTA KENARETehran Says 'Impossible' to Halt Iran's Oil Exports, Warns US of Consequences Iran is one of the four main cyber threats identified by US intelligence agencies; the others are Russia, China and North Korea. Norm Roule, former Iran manager for the office of the US Director of National … [Read more...] about ‘Propaganda’? US Stokes Fears of Imminent Iranian Cyber Attacks
IRAN is poised to launch cyber attacks on the West “within months” in retaliation for the US pulling out of the nuclear deal, experts have warned. Those at greatest risk include banks, energy companies and government departments - the same targets hit by Iranian hacking in 2012 and 2014. Planning for such attacks was probably already underway, according to intelligence received by researchers at cyber security firm Recorded Future. They said a former Iranian state-backed hacker has claimed more than 50 operatives were now competing for government-directed cyber attacks. "Iran will likely respond quickly by launching destructive attacks on American, European, and rival nation (such as Saudi Arabia and Israel) businesses," its report said. Recorded Future expert Levi Gundert said the Iranian regime does not juts want revenge it also wants to prevent any more sanctions. "They've developed this ability over the last years and there's no reason for them not to use it now," he … [Read more...] about Iran will launch cyber attacks on the West AGAIN in revenge for Donald Trump scrapping nuke deal, security experts warn
Iran is “likely” to launch cyber attacks on Western businesses “within months” in retaliation for the US pulling out of the nuclear deal, security experts have warned. The businesses at greatest risk are banks and financial services, critical infrastructure providers and energy companies along with government departments. These are the same targets that felt the brunt of Iranian hacking in 2012 and 2014. Researchers at global cyber security company Recorded Future issued the warning after receiving intelligence from a former Iranian state hacker, who claimed there were over 50 contractors vying for work on the government-sponsored cyber offensive. Iran’s cyber programme is known to have existed... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Cyber attack warning for firms as Iran plots revenge
Tyne & Wear 9 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-44045355 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A school paid out £1,500 in ransom money after it fell victim to a cyber-attack, the BBC has learned.Durham Sixth Form Centre was hit in the run-up to exams in April 2017 when a computer virus encrypted college … [Read more...] about School paid ransom after cyber-attack