Is The U.S. In A Cyber War With Iran? | NBC News Now

Is The U.S. In A Cyber War With Iran? | NBC News Now


THIS ISN’T THE FIRST CYBER STIEK STRIKE BETWEEN THE TWO STRIKE BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. ARE WE IN A CYBER WAR WITH IRAN? ARE WE IN A CYBER WAR WITH IRAN?>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITHDREW FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR WITHDREW FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, TENSIONS WITH IRAN HAVE DEAL, TENSIONS WITH IRAN HAVE ESCALATED. ESCALATED. BACK IN JUNE IRAN SHOT DOWN AN BACK IN JUNE IRAN SHOT DOWN AN UNMANNED U.S. DRONE. UNMANNED U.S. DRONE. THERE WAS SOME DEBATE WHETHER THERE WAS SOME DEBATE WHETHER THAT DRONE WAS IN INTERNATIONAL THAT DRONE WAS IN INTERNATIONAL AIR SPACE. AIR SPACE. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE ORDERED PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE ORDERED A RETALIATORY STRIKE BUT THEN A RETALIATORY STRIKE BUT THEN CALLED IT OFF, SAYING THE LOSS CALLED IT OFF, SAYING THE LOSS OF LIFE WOULD BE OF LIFE WOULD BE DISPROPORTIONATE. DISPROPORTIONATE. INSTEAD HE WENT WITH A CYBER INSTEAD HE WENT WITH A CYBER ATTACK. ATTACK. THE U.S. CYBER COMMAND LAUNCHED THE U.S. CYBER COMMAND LAUNCHED AN OFFENSIVE CYBER ATTACK ON AN OFFENSIVE CYBER ATTACK ON IRAN’S ROCKET CONTROL SYSTEM. IRAN’S ROCKET CONTROL SYSTEM. THAT COMES AFTER REPORTS THAT THAT COMES AFTER REPORTS THAT HACKERS BELIEVED TO BE WORKING HACKERS BELIEVED TO BE WORKING FOR THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT HAD FOR THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN TARGETING U.S. GOVERNMENT BEEN TARGETING U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. AGENCIES.>>WE DID THE NUCLEAR TREATY>>WE DID THE NUCLEAR TREATY WITH IRAN. WITH IRAN. WE SAW A VERY BIG DIP IN WE SAW A VERY BIG DIP IN ACTIVITY WHEN IT CAME FROM IRAN ACTIVITY WHEN IT CAME FROM IRAN AT TANGTACKING OUR INFRASTRUCTUR AT TANGTACKING OUR INFRASTRUCTUR OUR GRID. OUR GRID. THEY’RE DEFINITELY TRYING TO HIT THEY’RE DEFINITELY TRYING TO HIT US AT HOME. US AT HOME.>>HOW CANLONG HAVE THESE ATTACK>>HOW CANLONG HAVE THESE ATTACK BEEN GOING ON FOR AND IF IRAN IS BEEN GOING ON FOR AND IF IRAN IS HACKING INTO THE U.S., WHERE DO HACKING INTO THE U.S., WHERE DO THE ATTACKS FALL ON THE SPECTRUM THE ATTACKS FALL ON THE SPECTRUM OF TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO OF TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES? COUNTRIES? ARE WE IN A CYBER WAR WITH IRAN? ARE WE IN A CYBER WAR WITH IRAN?>>I DON’T THINK YOU CAN SAY>>I DON’T THINK YOU CAN SAY THAT JUST YET. THAT JUST YET. WE ARE AT A POINT NOW WHERE WE WE ARE AT A POINT NOW WHERE WE HAVEN’T SEEN THIS LEVEL OF BACK HAVEN’T SEEN THIS LEVEL OF BACK AND FORTH EVER WHEN IT COMES TO AND FORTH EVER WHEN IT COMES TO IRAN AND THE UNITED STATES. IRAN AND THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE TO BE REALLY CAREFUL WE HAVE TO BE REALLY CAREFUL WITH HOW WE LEVERAGE CYBER WITH HOW WE LEVERAGE CYBER CAPABILITIES IN THIS CASE NOT TO CAPABILITIES IN THIS CASE NOT TO GO OVERBOARD. GO OVERBOARD.>>HAS THIS BEEN THE FIRST TIME>>HAS THIS BEEN THE FIRST TIME THE U.S. AND IRAN HAVE GONE BACK THE U.S. AND IRAN HAVE GONE BACK AND FORTH ON CYBER WARFARE? AND FORTH ON CYBER WARFARE?>>THEY’VE GONE BACK AND FORTH>>THEY’VE GONE BACK AND FORTH QUITE A BIT OVER THE PAST FEW QUITE A BIT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. YEARS. THEY’VE SHUT THEMSELVES DOWN THEY’VE SHUT THEMSELVES DOWN FROM THE GLOBAL INTERNET SO IT’S FROM THE GLOBAL INTERNET SO IT’S ACTUALLY MORE DIFFICULT FORTOUS ACTUALLY MORE DIFFICULT FORTOUS HACK INTO HACK INTO FOR US TO HACK INTO THEM. FOR US TO HACK INTO THEM. ESSENTIALLY CREATE MALICIOUS ESSENTIALLY CREATE MALICIOUS SOFTWARE THAT WENT INTO THESE SOFTWARE THAT WENT INTO THESE RESEARCH FACILITIES AND CAUSED RESEARCH FACILITIES AND CAUSED MISREADINGS TO OCCUR. MISREADINGS TO OCCUR. IT WAS AN AMAZING VICTORY FOR US IT WAS AN AMAZING VICTORY FOR US BECAUSE WE LITERALLY SET THEIR BECAUSE WE LITERALLY SET THEIR PROGRAM BACK SEVERAL YEARS OF PROGRAM BACK SEVERAL YEARS OF RESEARCH. RESEARCH. THAT DOESN’T REALLY STIFLE THE THAT DOESN’T REALLY STIFLE THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH THAT IRAN WAS GROWTH OF RESEARCH THAT IRAN WAS CONDUCTING WHEN IT CAMS TOOMES T CONDUCTING WHEN IT CAMS TOOMES T NUCLEAR MISSILE TESTING. NUCLEAR MISSILE TESTING.>>THE ISIS THE LINE BETWEEN CYB>>THE ISIS THE LINE BETWEEN CYB WARFARE AND KINETIC WARFARE WARFARE AND KINETIC WARFARE BLURRING? BLURRING?>>IT’S BLURRING.>>IT’S BLURRING. IN THE EVENT THIS GOES TO A FULL IN THE EVENT THIS GOES TO A FULL BLOWN WAR, I THINK YOU’LL BLOWN WAR, I THINK YOU’LL DEFINITELY SEE SOME MAJOR DEFINITELY SEE SOME MAJOR ATTACKS HAPPEN FROM A CYBER ATTACKS HAPPEN FROM A CYBER PERSPECTIVE FROM IRAN TO US THAT PERSPECTIVE FROM IRAN TO US THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE AND THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE AND THAT WE’RE PROBABLY PRETTY UNPREPARED WE’RE PROBABLY PRETTY UNPREPARED TO HANDLE. TO HANDLE.>>WHAT DOES THE ESCALATION IN>>WHAT DOES THE ESCALATION IN CYBER WARFARE MEAN FOR THE CYBER WARFARE MEAN FOR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IRAN AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IRAN AND THE U.S. AND THE REGION AS A THE U.S. AND THE REGION AS A WHOLE? WHOLE?>>THIS IS JOHN.>>THIS IS JOHN.>>I SPOKE WITH JOHN BATEMAN WHO>>I SPOKE WITH JOHN BATEMAN WHO USED TO BE THE DIRECTOR FOR USED TO BE THE DIRECTOR FOR CYBER STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN CYBER STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. DEFENSE. IS THIS SOMETHING THE PUBLIC IS THIS SOMETHING THE PUBLIC SHOULD CONSIDER AS AN ACT OF SHOULD CONSIDER AS AN ACT OF WAR? WAR?>>THE LINE BETWEEN PEACE AND>>THE LINE BETWEEN PEACE AND WAR IN CYBERSPACE IS UNCLEAR. WAR IN CYBERSPACE IS UNCLEAR. WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT YOU WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER THIS OPERATION HAVE TO CONSIDER THIS OPERATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE TIT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE TIT FOR TAT BETWEEN IRAN AND THE FOR TAT BETWEEN IRAN AND THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. IRAN HAS ALREADY ADMITTED TO IRAN HAS ALREADY ADMITTED TO SHOOTING DOWN A U.S. DRONE. SHOOTING DOWN A U.S. DRONE. SO IN THIS CONTEXT THE U.S. SO IN THIS CONTEXT THE U.S. WOULD HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO WOULD HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO STRIKE BACK AT THOSE SYSTEMS STRIKE BACK AT THOSE SYSTEMS THAT HAD BEEN USED TO TARGET THAT HAD BEEN USED TO TARGET U.S. FORCES. U.S. FORCES.>>HOW DID THESE EVENTS IMPACT>>HOW DID THESE EVENTS IMPACT GEOPOLITICALLY THE REGION AS A GEOPOLITICALLY THE REGION AS A WHOLE, DO YOU THINK? WHOLE, DO YOU THINK?>>IN THE LONG RUN, IT’S NOT IN>>IN THE LONG RUN, IT’S NOT IN THE REGION’S INTEREST FOR THE REGION’S INTEREST FOR TENSIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND TENSIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND IRAN TO PERSIST AT THIS IRAN TO PERSIST AT THIS HEIGHTENED STAGE. HEIGHTENED STAGE. WE CAN LOOK BACK TO A SIMILAR WE CAN LOOK BACK TO A SIMILAR PERIOD BETWEEN 2010 AND 2012 PERIOD BETWEEN 2010 AND 2012 WHEN U.S. AND IRANIAN TENSIONS WHEN U.S. AND IRANIAN TENSIONS WERE REALLY HIGH UNDER THE OBAMA WERE REALLY HIGH UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. THOSE TENSIONS EVENTUALLY LED TO THOSE TENSIONS EVENTUALLY LED TO THE NUCLEAR DEAL BUT IT’S NOT THE NUCLEAR DEAL BUT IT’S NOT CLEAR THAT THE CONDITIONS FOR CLEAR THAT THE CONDITIONS FOR THAT EXIST TODAY, BECAUSE THAT EXIST TODAY, BECAUSE IRANIAN POLITICS LEAVE MUCH LESS IRANIAN POLITICS LEAVE MUCH LESS ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION WITH THE ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION WITH THE UNITED STATES A SECOND TIME UNITED STATES A SECOND TIME AROUND. AROUND. SO WE CAN EXPECT FURTHER CRISES SO WE CAN EXPECT FURTHER CRISES TO POP UP AS THE U.S. CONTINUES TO POP UP AS THE U.S. CONTINUES TO TIGHTEN SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND TO TIGHTEN SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND IRAN CONTINUES TO EXPLORE TAKING IRAN CONTINUES TO EXPLORE TAKING STEPS TO MOVE BEYOND THE NUCLEAR

25 Replies to “Is The U.S. In A Cyber War With Iran? | NBC News Now

  1. It must be acknowledged that Iran has not only threatened the US security but also the world at large. The campaign is meant to curb Iran and force this country to learn a tough lesson

  2. It just sounds lame. I cyber attacked peoples computers. Preventing them from drinking the milk in there fridge. . in theory. This is the same claim. More fake bullcrap news. There getting bored guys

  3. you whites shouldn't even be in strait of hormuz after sanctioning iran your acts are provocative and asking for a beatinG' I hope iran throws a malware then china attacks America .

  4. we are indiA we hate wh it e sk in uglybastarDs in stolen America  it would be a delight to see massive white casualties  .

  5. War is the inevitable logic of Trump’s and Israeli policies, and they will be solely responsible if another conflict breaks out in the Middle East.
    There is no doubt that Trump’s new policy towards Iran bears the hallmark of Netanyahu and his supporters in the White House who write Trump’s speeches for him.

  6. Pretty lady, I like the fact that you dont cake makeup on or wear trashy clothes and youre smart on top of that well done.

  7. Iran will hit you guys hard enough that China and Russia will get after this war stronger then you I hope they delete you fcking virus 🦠. Love from Germany to Iran stay that strong we are proud of your resistente. FICKT DIE USA FICKT ISRAEL . LANG LEBE IRAN 🇮🇷

  8. Poor Americans have always been in Danger , First from Native Americans so the issue was solved by Genocide , Then Japanese and Vietnamese and that was fixed by Nukes , Carpet Bombs and Agent Orange… Iraq WMD threat and that was solved by Sanction killing 500k children and later full Invasion , and now Iran is a new excuse for War ! Poor Peaceful Americans with 220 years of War from 1776.

  9. Jesus is coming soon my friends and I pray for us all, I pray that everyone turns their lives over to him and we can have peace. Are you Saved? Have you asked our heavenly father to forgive you of your sins? If not I ask that you do that today by praying the following prayer and believing with all your heart and meaning it…
    Heavenly Father I come to you today and ask that you forgive me of all my sins, I know father I am not worthy and come short of your glory everyday, I am thankful father for you sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins and for the sins of the world, I humble myself and surrender my soul to you father and ask that you lead me from this moment on and ask that you bless me with your holy Spirit, I ask that you lead me on the right path throughout the rest of my life father and when my journey here is over I ask that I reside with you in heaven for eternity, your son Jesus said ask and ye shall receive, speak amd ye shall find , knock and the door will be open to you, I am knocking now father and I ask all this in the name of the father of the son and of the holy spirit, Amen.
    God bless you and may he be with us all ….

  10. O SON OF BEING!

    Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning; for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds.

    (Baha'u'llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

  11. This is Project Nitro Zeus. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitro_Zeus. The starting point was the Stuxnet malware in 2010 (Operation Olympic Games).

  12. The Iranian regime is the cause of insecurity and terrorism in Europe, the US and the Middle East. Hoping for the destruction of the criminal mullahs of iran.

  13. Boooooooooorrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!!! More storming, less worming! More shooting , less tooting ! Cyber terrorism is for geeks and nerds ! Were is the blood, the drama, the explosions ? This is like a bunch of pansies and fruits laying siege on the neighbors barn or dog house, calling of all actions any true, courageous , patriot heterosexual, violent male could be truly proud of.

  14. Oh it's just a Twitter war, Economic war, Media war and proxy wars in the middle east and Africa that's all but worry about the Cyber war.

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