Get ready, being this is the future of war.
In the wake of the attack on the Saudi oil fields, it looked like we were going to strike Iran once U.S. intelligence confirmed it was indeed the Iranians. President Trump made some comments that we had enough of the behavior of the regime and it looked like an attack would happen at any minute.
Well, it did, just not how it has happened for the past 30 years. A new report out says that the United State did strike Iran but on the cyber level and not with bombs.
According to The Hill…
The U.S. hit Iran with a secret cyberattack after a September strike on two Saudi oil facilities that Washington and Riyadh both blame on Tehran, according to Reuters.
Two U.S. officials told the news service that the operation, which took place late last month, targeted Tehran’s ability to spread “propaganda.” One of the officials said the attack hit physical hardware, but declined to provide further information.
“They must have dreamt it,” Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi responded, according to Iran’s Fars news agency.
One person’s dream is another person’s nightmare.
The United States has been the target of a number of cyberattacks from Russia, China, and North Korea over the past 10 years. Our dependence on the internet and, quite frankly, our grid are an open target for our enemies. So much so that Trump issued an executive order earlier this year about an EMP attack. Trump issued an executive order to prepare for an EMP attack
So, it is not surprising that the U.S would show a bit of what it can do to Iran to give them something to think about and also to Iran’s pals the Russians and the Chi-coms.
Hopefully, our best and brightest are working to make sure we stay ahead of the curve here and prevent this country’s enemies from striking in the same way. The U.S is incredibly dependent on electronic transactions of numerous types and if that capability went down or the power grid was fried, this country would be tested like never before.
As President Trump showed with this move, we can attack you without dropping bombs on your country.
We need to keep the same thing in mind in this country.