Iran’s Cyber Threat Potential Great, U.S. General Says

Iran’s developing ability to launch cyber attacks will make it “a force to be reckoned with,” the head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command said.General William Shelton said the Iranians are responding to an attack on the computer operating system that runs the uranium enrichment facilities in the country’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-17/iran-s-cyber-threat-potential-great-u-s-general-says.htmlAlso see:Iran strengthened cyber capabilities after Stuxnet – U.S. general
Iran responded to a 2010 cyber attack on its nuclear facilities by beefing up its own cyber capabilities, and will be a “force to be reckoned with” in the future, a senior U.S. Air Force official told reporters on Thursday.General William Shelton, who heads Air Force Space Command and oversees the Air Force’s cyber operations, declined to comment about Iran’s ability to disrupt U.S. government computer networks, but said Tehran had clearly increased its efforts in that arena after the 2010 incident.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/01/17/iran-usa-cyber-idINDEE90G0JH20130117US general warns over Iranian cyber-soldiers
Cyber-attacks on Iran are turning it into a “force to be reckoned with” America’s top cyber-soldier has warned.Since 2010, Iran has come under attack many times by malicious viruses written specifically to target key industrial installations in the country.The repeated attacks have provoked Iran to improve its cyber-capabilities, said Gen William Shelton who oversees US cyber-operations.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21075781

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