Skip to comments.US: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks
Posted on 10/12/2012 12:08:01 PM PDT by detective
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government official said. Just hours later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cyberthreat from Iran has grown, and he declared that the Pentagon is prepared to take action if American is threatened by a computer-based assault.
The former official, who is familiar with the investigation, said U.S. authorities believe the cyberattacks were likely supported by the Tehran government and came in retaliation for the latest round of American sanctions against Iran.
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If Iran respected the U.S. they would never have engaged in attacks like this.
Weakness by the U.S. encourages aggression by our enemies.
Defense Secretary Panetta warned this morning that a cyber attack on the US would be like a modern day Pearl Harbor. Considering that would stop an election in its tracks, it could be the obozo’s Oct surprise.
Haven't there already been many cyber attacks on us?
there have been but my cynicism of the commie Muslim in the WH leads me to consider an Oct surprise either carried out or allowed to occur by this administration would be in order to postpone the election. Just my tin foil hat view.