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US targeted Iranian-backed militia group in cyber-attack: report

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The US launched a major cyber-attack against an Iranian proxy group in the days following the nation's downing of a US drone it says entered Iranian airspace, according to CNN.

The US military conducted the attack against Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shia militia with forces in Iraq and Syria, CNN reported, citing two US officials with knowledge of the activity.

The cyber-attack targeted the group’s networked communications, according to the officials, neither of whom would comment on how successful it was. The report comes shortly after another report that the US had mounted cyber-attacks against software Iran used to track commercial tankers in the Arabian Gulf. 

Last Modified: Tuesday، 25 June 2019 11:07 PM
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