Published on January 3rd, 2020 📆 | 5101 Views ⚑0
U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks
Christopher C. Krebs, Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a warning about a potential new wave of Iranian cyber-attacks targeting U.S. assets after Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was killed by a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad airport in Iraq.
"Given recent developments, re-upping our statement from the summer," Krebs said in a rare warning on Twitter.
"The Department of Homeland Security stands ready to confront and combat any and all threats facing our homeland," Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf also said today in a statement.
"While there are currently no specific, credible threats against our homeland, DHS continues to monitor the situation and work with our Federal, State and local partners to ensure the safety of every American."
Well, that remains to be seen. Iran APT33 tends to attack soft civilian targets with disk wipers that destroy your network. For example, APT33 was behind the infamous 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco, an attack which erased the data on most of the company’s computers. Full story at Forbes.