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Iran Practicing Cyber Warfare As Its Navy Drills In The Strait Of Hormuz

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AFP
Dec 31, 2012

Iranian forces have carried out what they called cyber warfare tactics for the first time as the Islamic republic’s naval units staged manoeuvres in the key Strait of Hormuz, media reports said on Monday.

The navy “launched a cyber attack against the computer network of the defensive forces in order to infiltrate the network and hack information or spread virus,” the English-language Iran daily reported, quoting Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari.

Rastegari said the cyber attack was successfully detected and blocked.

Over the past three years, Iranian industrial facilities including oil and nuclear sites, as well as communications networks and banking systems, have all come under cyber attacks blamed on the United States and regional arch-foe Israel.

Tehran says it has developed civil and military cyber units to counter such attacks.

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