United States Military launched a cyber attack on the Iranian Military computers that used to control the Iran missiles after the $240 million Worth U.S drone shootdown by Iran.
The attack was mainly targeting the Iran military computer systems with the approval of U.S president Trump and the cyber-attack disabled computer systems controlling rocket and missile launchers.
An Iran based spy group called Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps tracked and attacked military and civilian ships for several years and also helps to Iran military to identify the intrusion of its air space.
U.S intelligence carefully focused the persistent cyber attacks and its targets and keep on issuing an alert to the government and military networks.
Last Thursday Iran Military shoot down the U.S based expensive military drone, in response, Trump authorized U.S Military to strike back to hit the Iran military computers.
In the Recent past, Iran based cyberespionage groups attempted to exploit various government, military networks, and other sectors including finance, oil, and gas by sending of spear-phishing emails. Multiple private U.S. cybersecurity firms reported it.
U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal they fear heightened escalations not only in physical space but in cyberspace as well.
Iran Cyber intelligence capabilities are not much sophisticated than the U.S but they are continuously building their intelligence system to strike back for any attacks.
The National Security Council declined to comment on the Iranian cyber group or the U.S. Cyber Command response.
According to the Pentagon Spoke person told via Yahoo News, “as a matter of policy and for operational security, we do not discuss cyberspace operations, intelligence or planning.”
Iranian intelligence system and experts are also capable of hijacking digital systems used in drones, and potentially even in ships, to spoof the GPS location of the device and plug in false coordinates. “They’ve been thinking a lot about drone capture because we’ve been flying drones over them for years,” says, James Lewis, a cyber expert from Washington, D.C.
In this matter of response ,” Iran said it shot down the unmanned aircraft in its airspace. The US military has said it was downed over international waters in the strait of Hormuz.”
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps news website said the drone “was shot down when it entered Iran’s airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the south”
But U.S completely denied that the Drone wasn’t entered anywhere in the Iran Airspace.
General Joseph Guastella, US Central Command’s top air force commander told “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset that had not violated Iranian airspace at any time during its mission,”