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Iran could answer US sanctions with cyberattacks

Concern over cyber attacks from Iran has been rising since May when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.


PTI 08 Aug 2018, 08:32 AM Iran Islamic Rep.

Cybersecurity and intelligence experts say the US is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump.

Concern over cyber attacks from Iran has been rising since May when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Experts say the threat went up yesterday after Washington reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran.

Iran denies using its cyber capabilities for offensive purposes and accuses the US of targeting Iran.

But a cybersecurity company, Recorded Future, says it has seen an increase in chatter related to Iranian threat activity during the past several weeks.

And the former Iran manager for the US national intelligence director's office, Norm Roule (Rool), says he thinks there is a good chance Iran will retaliate in cyberspace. 

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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