Unconfirmed Reports: New Cyber Attacks Hitting Iran

This report highlights that all should be prepared when major geopolitical events occur. Attacks, actions and re-actions in the phyiscal world are known to directly result in actions in cyberspace. We should also point out that when big players like nations attack each other companies and even individuals can at times get caught up in the cross fire. It pays to keep thinking through how to raise your defenses.

From: TimesOfIsrael.com

Tehran strategic networks attacked, Hadashot TV says, hours after Israel revealed it tipped off Denmark about Iran murder plot, and days after Rouhani’s phone was found bugged

Iranian infrastructure and strategic networks have come under attack in the last few days by a computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated,” and Israeli officials are refusing to discuss what role, if any, they may have had in the operation, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.

The report came hours after Israel said its Mossad intelligence agency had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark, and two days after Iran acknowledged that President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone had been bugged. It also follows a string of Israeli intelligence coups against Iran, including the extraction from Tehran in January by the Mossad of the contents of a vast archive documenting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and the detailing by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN in September of other alleged Iranian nuclear and missile assets inside Iran, in Syria and in Lebanon.

 

Our recommendation: Raise your defenses, you don’t want to get caught in the cross fire on this one. Learn our latest best practices by reviewing the action plans on our Strategy Page.