U.S. Carried Out Secret Cyber Strike on Iran in Wake of Saudi Oil Attack

(Reuters) Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart - The U.S. carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sep. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, two U.S. officials said. The operation in late September aimed at Tehran's ability to spread "propaganda" and affected physical hardware. "You can do damage without killing people or blowing things up; it adds an option to the toolkit that we didn't have before and our willingness to use it is important," said James Lewis, a cyber expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

2019-10-16 00:00:00

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