Enemy launches full-force cyber warfare against Iran

TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) – The enemy has started a full-force cyber warfare against Iran, Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali warned on Monday, underscoring reinforcement of domestic defense power in cyber sector.

“Today, the US has lost all its options that were on the table and this proves American’s weakness against Iran’s power,” he said.

He urged reinforcement of cyber technology in Iran to deter enemies’ threats.

In mid-June, US news outlets cited unnamed sources to report that President Donald Trump had approved an offensive cyber strike aimed at disabling Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches. The attacks came shortly after the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that its Aerospace Forces used an indigenous Khordad 3 surface-to-air missile system to shoot down a US Navy RQ-4A global Hawk drone moments after it entered Iranian airspace in the Persian Gulf region to gather intelligence.

In line with the push to fend off cyber violations, Iran’s ICT Ministry unveiled a cybersecurity project codenamed Digital Fortress (Dejfa in Persian) in May to shield the country from increasing cyber threats targeting Iran’s infrastructures.

The Digital Fortress aims to protect citizens’ privacy, deter the cyberattacks on infrastructure, help sustain digital services, combat data breaches and online fraud, as well as detect malware in the network and stop its spread.

According to Jahromi, the fortress will also help Iran prevent denial-of-service strikes and protect the country’s industrial infrastructure against cyber espionage and sabotage attacks.

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