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US Military Knocks Out Iranian Military Computers In Polymorphic Electronic Worm Attacks Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 05:22:00 Id: 65e757 [Preview] No. 14931
U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday.

Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the strike. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the operation.

The cyberattacks — a contingency plan developed over weeks amid escalating tensions — disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, the officials said. Two of the officials said the attacks, which specifically targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computer system, were provided as options after Iranian forces blew up two oil tankers earlier this month.

The IRGC, which was designated a foreign terrorist group by the Trump administration earlier this year, is a branch of the Iranian military.

There was no immediate reaction Sunday morning in Iran to the U.S. claims. Iran has hardened and disconnected much of its infrastructure from the internet after the Stuxnet computer virus, a joint US-Israeli creation, disrupted thousands of Iranian centrifuges in the late 2000s.


Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 16:36:54 Id: 03d926 [Preview] No.14934 del
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Shoot down foreign surveillance drones in your territory? THAT'S AN ACT OF WAR!1one!! Goddamn, US bureaucracy is fucking stupid.

Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 16:52:25 Id: 18984d [Preview] No.14936 del
Yes, its insane, but those pushing for endless wars are very insane people. I highly suspect it was intended to provoke Iran to take action, knowing full well Iran had every right to shoot a drone down in their airspace, so they could later kvetch over the mainstream corporate media about it pounding the war drums for ZOG.

Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 17:00:09 Id: 18984d [Preview] No.14937 del
>Iran has hardened and disconnected much of its infrastructure from the internet after the Stuxnet computer virus, a joint US-Israeli creation

Its not enough to simply air-gap the computers, these computers need to be checked for physical backdoors as well, and have very basic operating systems which are reverse engineered for their own specific purposes.... but even then, if connected to the national electric grid this also could be susceptible to advanced military cyber attacks. What they should also focus on is having a 100% isolated energy source to power those computers and operating systems / C2 equipment as well... having an isolated source of energy makes it much much more difficult to sabotage because then it would require physical access from within, actual HUMINT infiltration (which produces serious risks for your enemies).

Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 17:09:41 Id: 18984d [Preview] No.14938 del
Also, areas of sensitive operations should also be heavily faraday caged (and preferably underground). The reason is the existence of electromagnetic warfare which was being tested since the 1950s. If your enemy holds advanced electromagnetic weaponry it can be used to disrupt isolated computer systems / basic electronics remotely from a certain distance. Proper faraday caging sensitive areas will mitigate those threats.

Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 19:26:18 [Preview] No.14939 del
"Announcing a cyberattack" is nothing but a transparent lame-ass political wank with a pathetic barely-one-drop little dribble of jizz at the end. The instant a "cyberattack" becomes known, it is defended against im-fucking-ediately. Effective trojan payloads are not disclosed. They affect their targets in anomalous, vague, very difficult-to-diagnose ways to avoid removal. Alternatively, they disable some critical piece of enemy infrastructure at a critical point in time as part of a larger mission; think clipping telegraph lines in Germany the morning of D-Day. Either way, you don't announce it when it's politically expedient. So, no, there was no big knocking out of Iran's military computers. It's just another load of propaganda bullshit from an administration that can't stop lying about everything.

Reader 06/24/2019 (Mon) 19:40:37 Id: 18984d [Preview] No.14940 del
Well good point there, according to the report three officials claimed a cyber-attack already took place... although they could be lying, who knows? But why lie about something like that? I mean, like you mentioned, wouldn't that defeat the purpose if still in the plans?

Reader 06/25/2019 (Tue) 02:35:53 Id: 03d926 [Preview] No.14941 del
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>an administration that can't stop lying about everything
Very true.
>But why lie about something like that?
>I mean, like you mentioned, wouldn't that defeat the purpose if still in the plans?
Because they're insane. See The Last American Vagabond on YouTube. Even caught out in stupid lies frequently, the retards keep trying because they have an army of more retards watching mainstream media and agreeing with the administration as they drool on themselves. I've spoken to these absolute idiots in person. The ones that follow the mainstream and parrot talking points from television. Their numbers aren't dwindling. They're not "just boomers". The boot-lickers are everywhere. I wouldn't mind taking a forever nap if WW3 happened and the entire earth was nuked. I'm tired. Never get enough sleep, not with knowing the truth about the world.

Reader 06/25/2019 (Tue) 14:04:20 Id: 49ec77 [Preview] No.14949 del
Little by little I am growing to loathe and hate them just as much as you do anon. I really don't want to see America end like this, but if it keeps going in this direction, and only gets worse, than there is no point of saving this nation or chance for redemption, the only logical conclusion would be to endorse a USSR-style collapse, which would end in mass death toll and anyone left would be faced with the challenges of starting all over. That is, if we could start over at that point (if China and Russia would even allow that to happen).... we may not get that chance, well at least most of us likely won't.

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