Are You Ready? Iranian Cyber Counter Attacks

 

U.S. businesses should get ready for a barrage of digital retaliation from Iran after the Trump administration launched a cyber attack against the Islamic Republic’s rocket and missile launching systems, current, and former U.S. government officials said this weekend.

Iranian hackers are already targeting U.S. companies with specialized malicious software designed to wipe the contents of their computer networks rather than to simply steal their data, Chris Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity division, warned in a Saturday email.

And cybersecurity companies — which were already clocking a dramatic increase in Iranian hacking during the past few weeks — began warning this weekend that the nation could increase its attacks and make them far more destructive.

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