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US, Iran secret cyber attack After Saudi facility attack = officials

2019-10-16T08:35:24.544Z

[Washington 16th Reuters]-Two US officials reveal that the US was conducting a secret cyber attack on Iran after the Saudi oil facility was attacked on September 14 It was. The United States and Saudi Arabia



[Washington 16th Reuters]-Two US officials reveal that the US was conducting a secret cyber attack on Iran after the Saudi oil facility was attacked on September 14 It was.

The US and Saudi allege that Iran was involved in attacks on oil facilities.

According to the official, the condition of anonymity revealed that the US cyber-attack took place in late September, aiming to reduce Iran's ability to spread "propaganda". The attack caused damage to the hardware. Further details are unknown.

The US Department of Defense has declined to comment.

Regarding cyber attacks, it takes time to determine the outcome of the attacks, but it has been pointed out that armed conflict can be avoided.

James Lewis, a cyber expert at the National Institute for Strategic and International Studies, said, “In a cyber attack, you can damage people without killing them or blasting things. It is important to use it positively. "

Source: asahi

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