Iran could launch cyber attacks in response to renewed sanctions

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President Trump’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran could lead the country to respond by launching cyber attacks on Western businesses within months, according to a new report. Threat intelligence company Recorded Future has today released new research and analysis into the Iranian cyber threat. Since at least 2009, Iran has regularly responded to sanctions or perceived provocations by conducting offensive cyber campaigns say the report’s authors. “The Islamic Republic has historically preferred to use proxies or front organizations both in physical conflict — Hezbollah against Israel and Yemen rebels against Saudi Arabia — and cyberattacks to achieve its policy goals.”…

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