The United States cyber attacks against Iranian targets have been miserably failed, informs Iran’s Telecommunication Minister, within days of the report that the Pentagon had introduced long-planned attacks to disable his nation’s rocket-launching systems.
Tension rises high between the United States and Iran after the United States President Donald Trump claims that he called off a military strike to react for the Middle East country’s downing of an unmanned United States “Spy” drone.
However, last week the Pentagon has introduced a long-planned attacks, reports Yahoo News, referred ex-Intelligence Officials. The cyber strike disrupted Iranian rocket launch systems, said the Washington Post.
Iran’s Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweets, “They try hard, but have not carried out a successful attack.”
“Media asked if the claimed cyber attacks against Iran are true,” said Mr. Jahromi, “Last year we neutralised 33 million attacks with the (national) firewall.”
Mr. Jahromi called attacks on Iranian cyber netwroks “cyber-terrorism”, cited Stuxnet, the first publicly popular instance of a virus that used to affect industial machinery that targeted nuclear facilities in Iran in November 2007.
Stuxnet is widely believed to have been expanded by Israel and the United States, was unveiled in 2010 after it was used to attack a uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, Iranian.
Washington further charged Tehran of stepping up cyber attacks in Iran.
Officials have found a rise in “malicious cyber activity” ordered at the US by people linked to the Iranian Government, tweets Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Agency Department’s Director Chris Krebs.