Iran denies being struck by United States cyber assault

The Iranian telecommunications minister acknowledged that Iran has ‘been dealing with terrorism that is cyber as Stuxnet and unilateralism, such as for instance sanctions’.

TEHRAN: Iran said Monday that no cyber attack against the republic that is Islamic ever succeeded after American media reported the USA launched one a week ago amid a standoff between the two countries.

“The media are asking in regards to the veracity regarding the alleged cyber assault against Iran. No successful attack was completed although they are making a lot of effort,” telecommunications minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Twitter without referring to any US attack by them.

US news on Saturday said Washington established cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy system this week after Tehran downed a surveillance drone that is American.

The Washington Post said that after the drone shooting US President Donald Trump authorized US Cyber Command to undertake a cyber that is retaliatory on Iran.

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches but caused no casualties, according to the Post, which cited people knowledgeable about the situation.

Yahoo cited two intelligence that is former as saying the US targeted a spying group accountable for tracking ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

The Iranian telecommunications minister acknowledged that Iran has “been facing terrorism that is cyber as Stuxnet and unilateralism, such as sanctions”.

The Stuxnet virus, discovered this season, is believed to possess been engineered by Israel plus the United States to damage facilities that are nuclear Iran.

And Tehran is known to have stepped up unique cyber capabilities in the face of US efforts to isolate the republic that is Islamic.

“We foiled a year ago not merely one attack but 33 million assaults with Dejpha shield,” Azari Jahromi stated referring to an internet defense system that is new.

Tensions between Iran additionally the united states of America happen high since Trump year that is last withdrawn through the multinational 2015 nuclear cope with Tehran.

The accord sought to suppress Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief.

After making the accord Trump imposed biting sanctions on Iran to choke its oil sales off and cripple its economy, and their management is anticipated to announce more sanctions on Iran later on Monday.

The tensions between Iran plus the US were exacerbated in present weeks after Washington accused Tehran of being behind a series of assaults on tankers within the strategic Gulf. Iran has denied any involvement.

Updated: June 24, 2019 — 9:24 am

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