US launched cyberattack against Iran after Saudi oil strike
The US reportedly carried out a cyberstrike againstfollowing attacks against Saudi oil facilities in September. The cyber operation affected physical hardware and was aimed at Tehran’s ability to spread propaganda, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed US officials.
The, which reportedly took place in late September, appears to be in response to drone and missile attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that US officials have said came from Iran. The country has denied any involvement.
A spokeswoman for the Pentagon declined to comment, saying “as a matter of policy and for operational security, we do not discuss cyberspace operations.”
Earlier this year, the US reportedly launchedused to control missile launches. That move came after Iran shot down a US surveillance drone it said was violating Iranian airspace. The US also reportedly launched a cyberattack in June to that many have been used by Iran’s paramilitary arm to devise attacks against oil tankers.