The recent developments on the cyber warfare is the devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta of USA has said that the threat from Iranian cyber army is increasing the probablity of cyber warfare. He also warned that the US could face “Pearl Harbour” situation in cyberspace.
Further Leon Pannetta also declared that Pentagon is ready for any type of “Blitzkrieg” in cyber war grounds if its threatened by it. The hacks on the Persian Gulf oil and gas companies where clearly a retribution by the Tehran’s Government for the sanctions imposed by US government on the Iran. Also the deadly viral attack of Stuxnet over Iranian Centrifuges could be the reason behind the recent attacks.
Iran, possibly, is behind the recent cyber warfare on U.S. banks. Among the banks that have experienced massive distributed denial-of-service attacks have been JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, US Bank, Regions Bank and Capital One. The attack is described to NBC News by one source, a former U.S. official familiar with the attacks, as being “significant and ongoing” and looking to cause “functional and significant damage.”
Panetta did not directly link Iran to the Gulf attacks, but he said Tehran has “undertaken a concerted effort to use cyberspace to its advantage.” And, he said the Pentagon has poured billions into beefing up its ability to identify the origin of a cyberattacks, block them and respond when needed. One of the spokesperson indicated what Panetta really wanted to say as he was tight-lipped about the Iranian Issue.
“Potential aggressors should be aware that the United States has the capacity to locate them and hold them accountable for actions that harm America or its interests,” said Panetta in a speech to the Business Executives for National Security.
What do you think ? Will the Third World War will be a cyber warfare?
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