President Barack Obama says the United States could launch an attack on Iran as early as this June, Israeli media reports.
According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News that has since been picked up by the Times of Israel, Pres. Obama will use an upcoming meeting overseas to discuss a military strike on Iran. Pres. Obama is scheduled to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month, and during the get-together the two leaders will reportedly work out the details for a possible assault.
A few years ago Israeli and American intelligence developed a computer virus with a specific military objective: damaging Iranian nuclear facilities. Stuxnet was spread via USB sticks and settled silently on Windows PCs. From there it looked into networks for specific industrial centrifuges using Siemens SCADA control devices spinning at highspeed to seperate Uranium-235 (the bomb stuff) from Uranium-238 (the non-bomb stuff).
The IRGC with its cyber power and soft war capabilities is "the fourth biggest cyber power among the world's cyber armies", Deputy of the Supreme Leader's representative at the IRGC Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Sepehr said.
He said the IRGC's deterrence power has endangered the US interests in the region, and stressed that despite enemies' threats and sanctions, the IRGC's powerful will can crush the US and the Zionist regime in the region.
Israelis are with good reason concerned about the possibility that Iran will attain nuclear weapons. But perhaps they should be more worried that Iran will be able to take over the country’s basic infrastructure, wreaking havoc with the gas, water, and electricity systems, as well as the banking system.
“If nuclear weapons were the ‘judgment day’ weapon of the 20th century, computer infrastructure hacking is the 21st century equivalent,” said Tal Pavel, an expert on Internet usage and crimes in the Middle East.
Members of Cyber-Army of the Islamic regime are Omni-present on the social media networks. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the opposition websites on the internet are their hunting ground. The Cyber–Army has different methods of infiltration into websites, users’ accounts and initiates an effort to identify and control them. Many hackers end up by being identified and exposed on Facebook.
Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told ISNA news agency that Iran keeps its right for retaliation of the assasination of IRGC General Hassan Shateri.
General Hassan Shateri is the highest ranking Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officer to be killed outside Iran,suspected by Israeli agents assassinated on his way from the Syrian capital Damascus to Beirut.
The Syrian Electronic Army has released an new pastebin file that shows the credentials of the employees of the News website Haaretz.co.il.
The file includes over 100 e-mail accounts with included passwords. The full names of the employees are also shown on the PasteBin file.
The Syrian Electronic Army also continued their attack and used the e-mail accounts to access the Guardian login page with the Haaretz account.
At World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountains for the annual meeting of 2013 where top business leaders government ministers and politicians gather to find world problems a solution former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave his view regard to Iran nuclear program and U.S relation with Iran.
He said nuclear proliferation in the region triggered by an armed Iran would increase the chances of an atomic war - "a turning point in human history".
Iran responded to a 2010 cyber attack on its nuclear facilities by beefing up its own cyber capabilities, and will be a "force to be reckoned with" in the future, a senior U.S. Air Force official told reporters on Thursday.
General William Shelton, who heads Air Force Space Command and oversees the Air Force's cyber operations, declined to comment about Iran's ability to disrupt U.S. government computer networks, but said Tehran had clearly increased its efforts in that arena after the 2010 incident.