Tensions could prompt Iran to wage a cyber attack against US

Tensions could prompt Iran to wage a cyber attack against US


HOUSE IN WHAT THEY CALLED A MARCH FOR REGIME CHANGE. OFFICIALS ARE RAISING RED FLAGS ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON WITH IRAN, SAYING IT COULD PROMPT CYBER ATTACKS AGAINST OUR COUNTRY. RESEARCHERS SAY THEY HAVE SEEN IRAN BACKED HACKING ATTEMPTS TARGETING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR, THAT IN RECENT DAYS. DAVID WEINSTEIN JOINS US, CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER, FORMER CHIEF OF TECHNOLOGY FOR NEW JERSEY, SO YOU KNOW THE STATE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS AND YOU KNOW HOW THIS WORKS. YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT RUSSIA, BUT WHAT ABOUT IRAN?>>A LOT OF ATTENTION ON RUSSIA LATELY BUT IRAN IS A SERIOUS CYBER ACTOR. THEY CERTAINLY DON’T HAVE THE CAPABILITY THAT RUSSIA HAS, BUT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER, FOR IRAN PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE REGION THEY’RE IN AND THE COMPETITIVENESS THEY HAVE WITH OTHER GULF STATES, AS WELL AS THE U.S., THIS IS AN EXISTENTIAL BATTLE FOR THEM. CYBER WARFARE CAPABILITIES PROVIDES FOR THEM AN ASYMMETRIC WARFARE CAPABILITY THEY CAN USE AGAINST THREATS IN THE REGION, AS WELL AS THE U.S. ERIC: WHAT TYPES OF ATTACKS DO YOU THINK WE’VE SEEN?>>WE’VE STEYN TWO TYPES OF — SEEN TWO TYPES OF ATTACKS. THE FIRST, THE MOST PROMINENT DIRECTED TO THE U.S. AND WHAT THE RECENT REPORTING HAS BEEN ABOUT IS FOCUSED ON GATHERING INTELLIGENCE, RIGHT, SO IRAN IS TARGETING MILITARY PERSONNEL THROUGH SOMEWHAT SOPHISTICATED TECHNIQUES TO TRY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEIR ACCOUNTS AND LEARN ABOUT THE U.S. ACTIVITIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE REGION. SO WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF TARGETED ATTACKS AGAINST NAVY PERSONNEL, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A HUGE NAVAL PRESENCE IN THE GULF. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN, AND THESE TACTICS HAVE BEEN MORE TARGETED TOWARDS COUNTRIES IN THE REGION, GULF STATES, NAMELY SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL, ARE MORE DESTRUCTIVE ATTACKS. SO THEY MOVE FROM JUST GATHERING TARGET INFORMATION ABOUT NETWORKS AND PEOPLE AND ACTUALLY MANIPULATING OR DESTROYING DATA. SO THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE CAPABILITY. THEY HAVE NOT USED DESTRUCTIVE ATTACKS AGAINST THE U.S. BUT IRANIAN CYBER ACTIVITIES ARE USUALLY A PRETTY GOOD PROXY FOR U.S./IRANIAN RELATIONS, WHICH IS TO SAY AS RELATIONS DETERIORATE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND IRAN AS THEY HAVE OVER THE LAST WEEK, SIGNIFICANTLY, WE TEND TO SEE AN UPTICK OR ESCALATION IN IRANIAN CYBER OPERATIONS AND THAT’S PLAYING OUT RIGHT NOW. ERIC: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WAS REPORTING. DID NAVY PERSONNEL HAVE ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT PERSONALLY IF THEY’RE TRYING TO TARGET OR FIND INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MEN IN SERVICE AND WOMEN?>>NOT SO MUCH ON A PERSONAL LEVEL BUT THEY ARE EXPLOITING NAVY PERSONNEL. SO THE IRANIANS CAN UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT WHAT THE MILITARY IS DOING IN THE REGION AND POTENTIALLY GAIN ACCESS TO THEIR ACCOUNTS AS A MEANS OF FURTHERING ACCESS INTO MILITARY NETWORKS. ERIC: THIS COMES AS A TROUBLING SITUATION OF RANSOMWARE, THESE ARE SOMEONE GETTING INTO SYSTEMS OF LOCAL TOWN AND CITY GOVERNMENTS AND HOLDING IT FOR RANSOM. RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA, THE TOWN COUNCIL VOTED TO PAY $600,000 TO WHOEVER IT IS. HOW DOES THIS WORK? THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A COUPLE YEARS NOW, WHERE BAD ACTORS GET INTO THE COMPUTER SYSTEM AND SAY WE’RE GOING TO SHUT YOU DOWN, UNLESS YOU PAY US.>>HUGE, HUGE PROBLEM. I SPEAR YEDGES I EPEAR YEDGES I EXPAR YEDGES I EXPER YEDGES I EXPERIEEDGES I EXPERIENCGES I EXPERIENCEDS I EXPERIENCED THIS IN NEW JERSEY AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER. HAVE YOU A CLEAR BUSINESS CASE FOR CRIMINAL ACTOR SYNDICATES WHO LOCK UP YOUR DATA AND EXTORT THE VICTIMS OF THIS RANSOMWARE FOR PAYMENT WHICH IS USUALLY TENDERED IN BITCOIN OR SOME OTHER CRYPTO PAYMENT. ERIC: THAT’S WHY YOU CAN’T FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE?>>THAT MAKES TRACING IT BACK REALLY HARD, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT MOST OF THESE FOLKS, ALMOST ALL OF THEM ARE OPERATING FROM OVERSEAS IN JURISDICTIONS THAT THE U.S. DOES NOT HAVE EXTRADITION TREATIES WITH. EVEN IF WE DO TRACK THEM DOWN, IT’S HARD TO BRING THEM TO JUSTICE. ERIC: WHO DO YOU THINK IT IS?>>NAMELESS, FACELESS HACKERS. THESE GUYS ARE EVERYWHERE. AND THEY’RE A CRIMINAL SYNDICATE. ERIC: EASTERN EUROPE, RUSSIA PERHAPS OR NORTH KOREA OR NONPOLITICAL BUT CRIMINAL SYNDICATES.>>THESE ARE NON-STATE ACTORS. THERE IS A LARGE CONCENTRATION OF HEARINGS COMING FROM EASTERN EUROPE AND THAT PART OF THE WORLD BUT THESE ARE NON-STATE ACTORS. THEY HAVE ONE MOTIVATION AND ONE MOTIVATION ONLY, WHICH IS PROFIT AND WHEN TOWNS LIKE RIVIERA BEACH AND THIS IS NOT AN INDICTMENT OF RIVIERA BEACH, WHEN THEY PAY OUT, THAT VALIDATES THE BUSINESS. ERIC: IT ENCOURAGES THEM. BALTIMORE PAID $18 MILLION. ATLANTA PAID $17 MILLION. CAN THIS BE STOPPED? CAN IT BE STOPPED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?>>IT’S NOT TO MUCH A PROBLEM THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN SOLVE. THE GOVERNMENT CAN HELP WITH INVESTIGATING THESE AND ULTIMATELY DETERRING FUTURE ATTACKS BY BRINGING THESE PEOPLE TO JUSTICE. BUT THE END USERS, THE ORGANIZATIONS THEMSELVES HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR SYSTEMS ARE UP-TO-DATE SO THAT THEY’RE NOT BEING EXPLOITED BY THIS BY MHIS BY MALS BY MALWARE THAT ULTIMATELY LOCKS IT UP. THE OTHER PIECE IS, IT’S NOT A TRIVIAL MATTER, PARTICULARLY FOR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, EVEN STATE GOVERNMENTS IN SOME CASES, TO MAKE SURE ALL THEIR SYSTEMS ARE RUNNING THE LATEST VERSION OF EVERY SOFTWARE. THE OTHER MITIGATION STEP IS TO MAKE SURE YOUR DATA IS BACKED UP ELSEWHERE IN A SYSTEM THAT’S ISOLATED FROM YOUR BUSINESS NETWORK. SO IF YOU DO FALL VICTIM TO THIS ATTACK, YOU CAN JUST HAVE YOUR MACHINES REIMAGED AND BACK UP OR RECOVER THE SYSTEM. ERIC: THAT IS SOPHISTICATED CORPORATE OPERATIONS OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS THAT I GUESS ALL THE CITIES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES,

100 thoughts on “Tensions could prompt Iran to wage a cyber attack against US

  1. What if the Attackers are democrats working for Hillary Clinton and they use Bit Bleach or another household cleaner…. lmao Just Kidding…

  2. Fox,since your guest presenters have been bragging about America's hacking powers on their own shows,don't you think it's a bit hypocritical to accuse Iran of doing the same to you? America looks bad every time you do something and complain that those you are doing it to are doing it back.It's just laughable and you look ridiculous on the world stage.Your military planners are like the robber barons of the thirties,all money and no class,trying to look sophisticated like the Europeans.Tibetans with dirty faces and not a dollar to their name are classier than you in your mansions,because their happiness isn't paid for by wars.

  3. Sure and they could also be driving ice cream trucks full of depleted uranium around the countryside, we've heard this all before guys. I'm not some "bomb bomb bomb" weirdo neo-con, I got no interest in buying what you're selling.

  4. Phishing attacks? wow, that's really scary… but those emails might really be people wanting to help me improve my love life, what should I do? should I click on them? not click on them? bomb Iran? It's all so confusing.

  5. my small school in nearly bumfuck nowhere paid 10k on a ransomware attack, though this was nearly 10 years ago.

  6. Russia via the underworld  had infiltrated Saudi Arabia.

    Via magnets, radio signals and charger drains, the drone may have been manipulated to just cross the boundary into Iranian protected flight space on June 20, 2019.

    The motive is to trigger war between Iran and America

  7. All Iran has to do is to drop some cyber "stupid bombs" on these Klan rallys sponsored by the Grand Wizard of Oz.

  8. Fox News trying to find the 2019 "they have weapons of mass destruction " excuse … the American people learned from the Bush era , no one wants war including Trump. Let it go

  9. USA attack cyber warfare in Iran and Iran attack Cyber warfare in USA. Happy Cyber Warfare 2019 on both sides. LOL

  10. US is the only country that start the first blood and always provoke others to start a war, especially with trump brain and his team. BS to says other want to attack first.

  11. So are we planning on destroying our own power grids now and Blame Iran hacker's? Your brain washing doesn't work on the people if they don't watch your stupid programming.

  12. The USA has already used a cyber attack against Iran several years ago. It was a “worm” which went through the centrifuge connections and destroyed many. So: USA knows how to thwart cyber attacks from Iran terrorists.

  13. It's too bad there isn't some kind of nuclear deal with Iran to place limits on their capabilities. I guess the Trump administration wants to allow Iran to develop nukes and raise the prospects of war.

  14. Washington Post said US hacked Iranian RG's rocket and missile systems. Then, was US shot down its drone and Iran stupidly boasted it?

  15. So they're going to launch their cyber-attacks from their goat shed outside?
    I think somebody needs to snap the mullahs jockey shorts and remind him he's f**** with the USA and we will glass his little tiny country and build a bodega

  16. You cannot just start a cyber war. You have to develop the software and you have to penetrate vulnerabilities. US military is not on the Internet.

  17. So whats trump planning now, will bomb a Japanese ship and say Iran hacked? Or they will hack Iran’s system and bomb a Japanese ship telling the world that Iran has done it.
    Please just get out of the region and stop policing the world. Has there been any year during the last 80 years where you are not at war with any country

  18. Did not American accuse Chinese cyber attacked their system?? It is ok if the US doing it to other countries!!

  19. US the most technically advanced country is attacked by a middle eastern country with no known cyber expertise …and who believes them.?

  20. Liberal and conservative media disagree on almost everything but completely agree when it comes to this warmongering propaganda.

  21. This not Hollywood movie this real fight….usa not super power usa losser power….😃😃😃😃😃😃😁😁😁😁😁😁😁…Hollywood movie all war wing…real life not wing usa……osama bin Laden zandabad

  22. If you know anything . All theses wars are world banking order . Nothing more nothing less .millions die on a lie

  23. The United States violates all the rules invented by mankind in order to prevent wars. For example, the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Small-Range Missiles. You create missiles, and others, that is, cannot be yes !?
    If you start a war in Iran, Russia will definitely help Iran in confronting the violators of the world order!

  24. (FROM PAUL) THIS IS ABOUT ALL IRAN CAN DO. IRAN MAKES YOU THINK THEY ARE SO STRONG, BUT THEY ARE NOTHING BUT CRAZY,

  25. Im thinking Iran is trying to provoke the US into striking them as a way to unify the Iranian public the sanctions are seriously damaging their nation and unrest is growing

  26. What a load of non sense.
    Sure countries will try things, but it is the US and Israel that are the masters at this and in quite some cases quite openly i might add. And its not anything new either. They've been doing it for decades.

  27. But now we find out how many country's were hacking our country during Obama's reign as POTUS. It CONVENIENT TO BLAME THE RUSSIANS.

  28. So rather then using it as a support weapon if a real attack should ever be used they throw it away so Iran can take their time to harden their weapons against cyber attacks….good move.

  29. Iran has resumed its nuclear ambitions and may soon have a nuclear weapon, thanks to Trump. There was no reason to back out of the Iran deal and impose sanctions and now Trump has backed Iran into a corner and forced it to fight.

  30. Iran stages cyber attack on Hillary Clinton's and Cynthia Nixons Twitter page, we blow up 3 dozen Iranian ISIS government military facilities. It's a win win.

  31. Iran has no other choice except to initiate enrichment and have no trust in further hot air coming from any side. Signatories of Iran's nuclear agreement, (particularly France) as well as Iran's neighbor countries are using Iran as their bargaining means to position themselves for better points with US.
    for EU (strengthening NATO, remove pressure to pay more into NATO and refrain from threatening EU With more tariffs) for neighboring countries, foster, aid, and support toward their coalition to extinguish any opposition against dictatorship, maintain status quo. Therefore, Iran will not ever benefit from any agreement, they just deceive them more and more till all the aspects weaken..

  32. thanks Apple thanks Bill Gates and Micro soft the world top capitalist you could stop all the hacking but if your soft ware don't fail in some way you cant sell more product this is worst than global warming .

  33. CNN, Clinton News Network is a Disgrace to America News. They need to be taken Off the Air. It is a fake news network .

  34. And the ground releases streamers to the sky when one finds a charged cloud the cloud sends lightning down the streamer. It's physics. In this analogy America is the clouds, and Iran is the tall buildings and flag poles releasing streamers.

  35. The world needs to stand up to Iran. The nation it's pretty every country in the world at risk. Cut the head off of the snake before it gets out of control.

  36. All of this Iranian garbage we can thank John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, John Brennan and Obama for. Oops forgot old Hillary. Major Logan Act violation! Things were already bad before Kerry's visit and Dems meeting that included Brennan, now it's worse.

  37. Fox News is untrustworthy and practices censorship to promote their godless culture and manipulative behavior. America embraces the seven deadly sins and Fox reinforces that.

  38. Allow me to introduce my new, 100% foolproof information security system and it has hundreds of years of proven effectiveness. What is this miracle of modern day technology? Pen and paper! SO it works like this: Iran launches an attack to steal data to size up the enemy and find weak spots that they can exploit, they decide to start small, East Bugfuk, TX is their first attack. They send in a covert operative to access records, they go to the place where all the data is kept:

    Town clerk: "What can I do for ya sir?"
    Operative: "Pleez to see records"
    Town clerk: "Whoa partner, let's slow down, hey, you got quite an accent there, where you from?"
    Operative: "Uh, um, South Bugfuk"
    Town: "Well look, you want to see some records you got to fill out these forms, there's about ten of them. You're gonna need them all notarized, and you'll need to bring your birth certificate, passport, drivers license, a note from your Mom, and a $25 fee."
    Operative: "I need now!" (angry)
    Town clerk:"Hey boss, better get that burr out of your saddle or this is going to take a lot longer"
    Operative: "Need today!"
    Town clerk: "Sorry, ain't gonna happen, it's Friday and we're closing at noon, see ya next week. Hey, y'all have a good weekend!"
    Operative: (leaves dejected and with paperwork in hand)

    That's how you handle an attack on your data.

  39. Can anyone explain how the situation with Iran is now better than it was before "the worst deal in history" was still in place?

    The basic idea was that they NOT have nuclear weapons. They were not actively engaged in building a weapon during the "worst deal in history." Now that America failed to stick with the agreement, Iran is restarting it's weapons development program. How is this better than the "worst deal in history?"

  40. China is attempting DDOS attacks constantly.
    They have a city populated by hackers, dedicated to hacking governments and organisations.
    Yet, we point the finger at the lousy Iranians?

  41. If you cant find a physical reason to start war or brainwash your people, find a non-existed or unimportant reason in virtual world.

  42. – You need to have backups in case you get a computer virus.
    – WoW that is SoPhStIcAtEd corporate operations of computer sYsTeMs
    Me: 😑

  43. Empty vessel makes most noise 🗣🗣🗣🗣 show your balls and attack 🛬🛫 Iran 🇮🇷, And wait the outcome

  44. The mullahs are driven by the Clowns and it was the clowns that took
    down the drone, probably by remote control. A group in Iranian uniforms
    were videod removing an unexploded mine from a tanker. Yeah! Group? What
    group? A bunch of actors dressed as Iranians sent by the Clowns and the
    Deep State to start a war? WTF? The mullahs have little say as far as
    the Clowns are concerned, and they are shitting themselves that Trump
    will actually strike. Not a chance. But the Clowns and the actors need
    to be caught, and maybe will be caught. Pelosi knows all about what is
    going on, and Trump is playing her beautifully.

  45. lol, THEY ALREADY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS. its called computer SCAMMING. iran, india, pakistan , russia, africa. ALL conduct cyber attacks on helpless elderly citizens EVERYDAY. scamming them out of the little money they have.
    funny time to FINALLY SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

  46. Does that mean I won’t be able to use my cell phone or computer?Might be the best thing to happen to me in years!

  47. Iran may be having their secret military computers programmed in Farsi language. Virtually impossible to hack into.
    World's best hackers are in Israel. Have a watch over them.

  48. "… the Pen of the Centre of the Covenant(Abdu’l-Bahá)has repeatedly prophesied the intolerable calamities which must beset, this wayward humanity ere it heeds the life-giving Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh(The promised one)."
    "Chaos and confusion are daily increasing in the world. They will attain such intensity as to render the frame of mankind unable to bear them. Then will men be awakened and become aware that religion (The Bahá’í’ Faith) is impregnable stronghold and the manifest light of the world, and its laws, exhortations and teachings the source of life on earth."
    (Shoghi Effendi-Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 126)

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