U.S. Cyberattack Crippled Iran’s Capability to Target Tankers, Report Says

The U.S. carried out a cyberattack against Iran in order to take down a database used to disrupt shipping traffic in the Persian Gulf, the New York Times reported, citing senior American officials.

The Iranians are still working to recover critical information lost because of the operation, the report said, saying it took place last June 20. The database reportedly helped Tehran locate and target vessels in the Gulf.

The attack targeting Iran Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence group was intended as retaliation for the downing of a U.S. military drone in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile in mid-June.

Read more at Haaretz

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