Reports: U.S. launches cyber attack against Iranian military, intelligence network

Reports: U.S. launches cyber attack against Iranian military, intelligence network
Oil tanker traffic jam in the Strait of Hormuz. YouTube video

[Ed. – Presumably this is being disclosed with the dual purpose of ensuring Iran knows who it was, and telling the world it was done.]

The United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, US media reported on Saturday. …

[A]fter the drone’s downing, Trump secretly authorized US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory cyber attack on Iran, The Washington Post reported.

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Post, which cited people familiar with the matter.

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Yahoo cited two former intelligence officials as saying the US targeted a spying group responsible for tracking ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where Washington has blamed Iran for two recent mine attacks on oil tankers.

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